The Information Law and Policy Centre is delighted to be jointly organising this event with the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, on Freedom of Information and the Private Sector.
It will be hosted by the law firm Baker & McKenzie and the line up includes two Information Law and Policy Centre advisers, Martin Rosenbaum, Freedom of Information Specialist, BBC News and Timothy Pitt-Payne QC, 11BKW (who will chair the discussion). The keynote address will be given by Rosemary Agnew, Scottish Information Commissioner.
Ticket prices are set out below but a limited number of places for this event are available for staff of NGOs to attend free of charge.*
Freedom of Information: Extending Transparency to the Private Sector
- Monday 28 September 2015, 17:30-19:00
- Baker & McKenzie LLP, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA
- 1.5 CPD hours
This event will consider the current legal framework and the range of private sector organisations that have been brought within its scope. It will explore differences in transparency requirements for private contractors, and proposals to further extend the FOI regime to private companies providing public services. The event will provide opportunity to hear both sides of the debate surrounding this important topic and the practical implications of reforms in this area.The event will be followed by a drinks reception and networking.
- Rosemary Agnew, Scottish Information Commissioner
- Steve Goodrich, Open Governance Researcher, Transparency International UK
- Heather Rogers QC, One Brick Court and board member, Campaign for Freedom of Information
- Martin Rosenbaum, Freedom of Information Specialist, BBC News
- Dr Ben Worthy, Lecturer in Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London
- Chair: Timothy Pitt-Payne QC, 11 Kings Bench Walk
The event will be presented by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law jointly with the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and hosted by the law firm Baker & McKenzie.
Pricing & Registration
BOOK ONLINE or visit www.biicl.org/freedomofinformation
(you need to log in or register to book at this link)
N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.
*FREE NGO PLACES: A limited number of places for this event are available for staff of NGOs to attend free of charge as part of an initiative by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law to provide NGOs with access to legal education and training events. Please email the Bingham Centre’s Events Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details, your position and the NGO that you work for. We will organise your attendance, subject to availability.
This event is accredited with 1.5 CPD hours
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