The Centre is concerned with the law and policy of information and data, and explores the ways in which law both restricts and enables the sharing and dissemination of different types of information.
Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, data access and ownership rights, data privacy and confidentiality, freedom of information, legal publishing (both free-to-internet and commercial), preservation and management of legal information, internet and social media regulation (in terms of content, access, and ownership) and the malicious use and misuse of data. It will also look at trends in scholarly communication, as they relate to legal studies.
The Centre’s mission is to undertake, promote, and facilitate, cross-disciplinary scholarship and research in the area of information law and policy, domestically and internationally, in collaboration with a variety of organisations within the public and private sectors, and civil society.
The work of the Centre is led by its Academic Director, Dr Nora Ni Loideain. For more information, or to express interest in future involvement, please contact Dr Rachel Adams, Early Career Researcher: Rachel.Adams@sas.ac.uk.