Thursday 19th Nov 2020, 11am – 5pm
Friday 20th Nov 2020, 11:00am – 5.30pm  


Institute of Advanced Legal Studies  


Online Conference (Zoom) 


The ILPC is delighted to announce that Lord Clement Jones CBE will deliver this year’s ILPC Annual Lecture entitled:

‘AI. Time to Regulate?’

Lord Clement-Jones is Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Co-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence.

We are also pleased to confirm several keynote speakers for the conference, including:

Ellis Parry (Information Commissioner’s Office)
Joanna Bryson (Hertie School, Berlin; University of Bath)
Julian Huppert (University of Cambridge; Home Office Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group)
Graham Smith (Bird and Bird)
Lorna Woods (University of Essex)
Hamed Haddadi (Imperial College London; Brave Software)

Conference Programme

Please see the draft programme here.

Attendance is free of charge thanks to the support of IALS and our sponsors, although registration is required as places are limited.

Call for Papers 

We are pleased to announce that the call for papers for the Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Conference 2020 at IALS in London, is supported by Bloomsbury’s Communications Law journal.

We are looking for high quality and focused contributions that consider the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the rule of law, both in terms of the regulatory and ethical implications. Whether based on doctrinal analysis, or empirical research, papers should offer an original perspective on the implications posed by AI to the rule of law here or internationally.

Topics of particular interest in include:
•        Accountability and transparency in AI systems
•        Automated decision making and privacy rights
•        Data ethics and innovation
•        Surveillance and data privacy
•        Online harms and the regulation of social media
•        Predictive policing 

The conference will take place on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November 2020 (via Zoom).

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 2020 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: by Friday 29th May, 2020 (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.

Please note, we are no longer accepting submissions as the deadline has now passed.