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Two reminders from our information law colleagues at the University of Winchester:

Paper deadline for 3rd Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information & the Law 

The 3rd Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information & the Law will be held on 27 April 2016 with the overall theme of ‘information is power’.  Keynote speakers will be Professor Sir David Omand, former Director of GCHQ, and Renate Samson, CEO of Big Brother Watch, and the UK’s Digital Catapult will chair a special session on trust and data issues.  Papers are welcome on any aspect of the conference theme and the deadline for submissions is 29 January.

More information can be found at this link.


Big Data studentship

Big Data studentship at University of Winchester in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics:

With a specific focus on practice-based research, this is an exciting opportunity to work in an area of academia which has the potential to make a significant and tangible impact on the ongoing debate about the involvement of Government in Big Data. The Student will have the opportunity to work with the ONS Big Data team on an advisory basis.

Project proposals are particularly welcomed on:

  • Questions involving Big Data;
  • Government and the State;
  • Legal, ethical and public perception issues;
  • Controversial types of data mining (such as use of Twitter data and mobile phone data).

For more information, please visit this linkDeadline is 28 February.