We had something of a ‘soft’ launch of the Centre for Law and Information Policy this week, with a lecture by James Michael, Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. His title was ‘Data Protection Act 1984, Freedom of Information Act 2000: 30 and 15 years on – perspectives on the past and prospects for the future‘ and set the stage for our official launch, which will take place on Tuesday 24th February at the IALS.

The launch will be in two parts: an afternoon workshop featuring presentations by a range of scholars specialising in information law topics, and an evening talk by Timothy Pitt-Payne QC, barrister at 11KBW and specialist in information law, followed by a drinks reception. The full programme can be downloaded at these links:  evening / afternoon / both, or see this page.

Both events are free to attend, but you will need to reserve your place for either or both events, as follows:

More information about the new Centre

The Centre’s aim is to promote and facilitate multi- and inter-disciplinary law and policy research, in collaboration with a variety of national and international institutions. To this end, we would be very interested to hear your ideas for how we might support existing and future research in other places, and assist communication between scholars and practitioners in this area.

Further contact

Judith Townend, director of the Centre for Law and Information Policy, judith.townend@sas.ac.uk / Twitter: @jtownend / @infolawcentre