The Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice is a new open access, peer reviewed online journal launched in April.

The journal aims to encourage interdisciplinary debate of current information rights issues from a variety of policy, practitioner and academic perspectives.

The journal was launched at the Trust, Risk, Information and the Law Conference (TRILCon16) and submissions are now being received for the inaugural issue based on papers presented at the conference. The deadline for papers for this issue has been extended to 31 July.

The editorial board is also looking to recruit academics and practitioners willing to act as peer reviewers for articles, case reports and forward thinking pieces.

To propose a contribution (for current or future issues), or offer your services as a peer reviewer, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Helen James at

Further details can be found on the journal’s website at the University of Winchester Press. A full list of the editorial team, editorial board and advisory board appears below.

Editorial Team
Judith Townend (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), Marion Oswald (University of Winchester) and Helen James (University of Winchester).

Editorial Board
Professor Brian Simpson School of Law, University of New England, New South Wales, Australia; Dr Mark O’Brien, Head of Law, Oxford Brookes University; Dr Kieron O’Hara, Senior Research Fellow in Computer Science, Southampton University and Visiting Professor, University of Winchester; Jamie Grace, Senior Lecturer in Law, Sheffield Hallam University; and Julian Dobson, Lecturer in Law, University of Winchester.

Advisory Board
Iain Bourne, Information Commissioner’s Office; Mark Webber, Partner & Registered Foreign Legal Consultant with the California State Bar, Field Fisher, Silicon Valley, US; Professor Pilar Cousido Gonzalez, University of Madrid and Visiting Professor, University of Winchester; and Professor Abu Bakar Munir, Professor of Law from University of Malaya.