Dates: 23 November 2023; 10:15 – 18:00 (in-person) and 24 November 2023; 9:00 – 12:45 (online via Zoom)

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

The ILPC’s 8th Annual Conference will explore the impact of policymaking on systems concerning human-data interaction, automated and self-learning systems, including generative AI, that are increasingly used across society. Particularly the implications of these systems for the rights and responsibilities of individuals and organisations. All panels will address the development and future of these developments for regulation, policymaking, and governance within the UK, Europe, and internationally.

Keynote speakers include:

• Kingsley Abbott, Leading Human Rights Barrister and Director (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)
• Jeremias Adams-Prassl, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Research (University of Oxford)
• Natalie Byrom, Director of Justice Lab
• Fanny Coudert, Sector Head of Area of Freedom, Justice & Security (European Data Protection Supervisor)
• Kashmir Hill, Technology Reporter, New York Times
• Christopher Millard, Professor of Privacy and Information Law (Queen Mary University of London)
• Graham Smith, Of Counsel (Bird and Bird)
• Steve Woods, Former Deputy Information Commissioner, ICO

A Full Conference Programme is available here.

Topics to be covered:

• AI technologies and innovation
• Biometric identification and surveillance
• End-to-end encryption and data security
• UK Data Protection and Digital Information Bill
• EU AI Act
• Algorithmic bias and human oversight
• AI and predictive policing

ILPC Annual Lecture 2023

The ILPC Annual Conference will also include the ILPC Annual Lecture 2023 and the ILPC is delighted to announce that Robert Spano, former President of the European Court of Human Rights, will be delivering this year’s Annual Lecture.

Robert is Partner in the London office of Gibson Dunn. He is a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Oxford and a tenured Professor of Law, University of Iceland. Robert is an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple and has published extensively in the areas of international dispute resolution, public international law, digital rights, and human rights law. During his time at the Strasbourg Court, he took part in deciding some of the leading landmark cases examining digital rights, mass surveillance, national security, online content moderation and freedom of expression, such as Delfi v Estonia (2015) and Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom (2021).

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, 24 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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