Dates: 17 November 2022; 9:30 – 17:00 (in-person) and 18 November 2022; 9:00 – 13:00 (online)

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

The Information Law & Policy Centre’s  7th Annual Conference 2022 will explore the impact of policymaking focused on ensuring ‘online safety’ and the increased use of data-driven systems that are increasingly connecting all aspects of society, particularly the implications of these changes for the rights and responsibilities of individuals and organisations. Panels will address the development and future of these developments for regulation, policymaking, and governance within the UK and internationally.

full conference programme is available here.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Luca Belli, Professor of Internet Governance & Regulation (FGV Brazil)
  • Joanna Cherry KC, Member of Parliament (Chair of UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights)
  • Fanny Coudert, Sector Head of Area of Freedom, Justice & Security (European Data Protection Supervisor) 
  • Dr Hamed Haddadi, Associate Professor of Computing Engineering (Imperial College London & Brave Software)
  • Jonathan Hall KC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
  • Sonia Livingstone OBE, Professor of Social Psychology (London School of Economics)
  • Christopher Millard, Professor of Privacy & Information Law (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Dr Marion Oswald MBE,  Senior Research Associate (Alan Turing Institute)
  • Dr Johnny Ryan, Senior Fellow, Irish Council for Civil Liberties
  • Lorna Woods OBE,  Professor of Internet Law (University of Essex)
  • Graham Smith, Of Counsel (Bird and Bird)

Topics to be covered:

  • Online safety and protection of children’s rights
  • End-to-end encryption and data security
  • UK Online Safety Bill
  • EU Digital Services Act
  • Right to be forgotten/right to erasure
  • Algorithmic bias and vulnerable groups
  • Online anonymity and the right to protest
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of speech
  • Trustworthy institutions and disinformation

ILPC Annual Lecture 2022

The ILPC Annual Conference will also include the ILPC’s Annual Lecture 2022. Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE will deliver this year’s ILPC Annual Lecture entitled:

“Children’s rights in the digital environment: Challenges in implementing UN Committee on the Rights of the Child General Comment 25.”

Sonia Livingstone DPhil (Oxon), OBE, FBA, FBPS, FAcSS, FRSA, is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published 20 books on media audiences, including “Parenting for a Digital Future: How hopes and fears about technology shape children’s lives.” She has advised the UK government, European Commission, European Parliament, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, OECD, ITU and UNICEF and others on children’s internet safety and rights in the digital environment. She directs the Digital Futures Commission (with the 5Rights Foundation) and Global Kids Online (with UNICEF).

Attendance (in person and online) is free thanks to the support of the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) and our sponsors, although registration is required as places are limited. Details about how to join the virtual event (Friday, 18 November) will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.

About the Information Law & Policy Centre:

The Information Law and Policy Centre (ILPC), based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, launched in 2015. The Centre’s mission is to undertake, promote, and facilitate, cross-disciplinary scholarship and research in the areas of information law and policy, domestically and internationally, in collaboration with a variety of organisations within the public and private sectors, and civil society. You can read about our previous annual events here.

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