We are pleased to announce this call for papers for the Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Conference on 17 November 2017 at IALS in London, this year supported by Bloomsbury’s Communications Law journal. You can read about our previous annual events here.
We are looking for high quality and focused contributions that consider information law and policy within the context of children and digital rights. Whether based on doctrinal analysis, or empirical social research, papers should offer an original perspective on the implications posed by the data-driven society for the regulation of the digital rights of children and young adults, and the freedoms and safeguards therein.
Topics of particular interest in 2017 include:
- Internet intermediary liability
- Social media
- Data privacy
- Internet of Things
- Cyber security
- UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Online games/apps
- Digital education
- The EU General Data Protection Regulation
The workshop will take place on Friday 17th November 2017 and will be followed by the Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Lecture and an evening reception.
Attendance will be free of charge thanks to the support of the IALS and our sponsor, although registration is required as places are limited.
The best papers will be featured in a special issue of Bloomsbury’s Communications Law journal, following a peer-review process. Those giving papers will be invited to submit full draft papers to the journal by 1st November 2017 for consideration by the journal’s editorial team.
How to apply:
Please send an abstract of between 250-300 words and some brief biographical information to Eliza Boudier, Fellowships and Administrative Officer, IALS: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 14th July 2017 (5pm, BST).
Abstracts will be considered by the Information Law and Policy Centre’s academic staff and advisors, and the Communications Law journal editorial team.
About the Information Law and Policy Centre at the IALS:
The Information Law and Policy Centre (ILPC) produces, promotes, and facilitates research about the law and policy of information and data, and the ways in which law both restricts and enables the sharing, and dissemination, of different types of information.
The ILPC is part of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), which was founded in 1947. It was conceived, and is funded, as a national academic institution, attached to the University of London, serving all universities through its national legal research library. Its function is to promote, facilitate, and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the discipline of law, for the benefit of persons and institutions in the UK and abroad.
The ILPC’s Annual Conference and Annual Lecture form part of a series of events celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the IALS in November.
About Communications Law (Journal of Computer, Media and Telecommunications Law):
Communications Law is a well-respected quarterly journal published by Bloomsbury Professional covering the broad spectrum of legal issues arising in the telecoms, IT, and media industries. Each issue brings you a wide range of opinion, discussion, and analysis from the field of communications law. Dr Paul Wragg, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Leeds, is the journal’s Editor in Chief.