Information Law and Policy Centre
The Information Law and Policy Centre (ILPC), based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London), launched in spring 2015. 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 for the Centre is led by its Academic Director, Dr Nóra Ni Loideain.
ILPC Spotlight Series
Bethany Shiner is an ILPC Research Associate, Lecturer in law at Middlesex University and a qualified non-practising solicitor-advocate, with specialisms spanning judicial review, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the use of data in political digital campaigns.In this...
Graham Smith is of counsel at Bird & Bird LLP, based in London. He is one of the UK’s leading cyberlaw experts, with a practice encompassing advisory and contentious work in the internet, IT and intellectual property fields. In this edition of the Spotlight...
The use of (live) facial recognition technology in public places has become a hot topic internationally, with governments keen to implement it as part of ‘smart city’ strategies. In the current moment of COVID-19 and surveillance techniques, some places, notably...
ILPC Seminar Series 2020
And you thought that the Johnny Depp and Amanda Heard relationship was toxic…why the press needs a superhero (just not Captain Jack Sparrow) – Dr Peter Coe
In deciding what to write about for this post I was not short of topics and material. I could have talked about how the Court of Justice of the European Union has, in one fell swoop, caused a headache of Captain Jack Sparrow-hangover proportions (more on him in a...
Date Thursday 19th Nov 2020, 11am – 5pmFriday 20th Nov 2020, 11:00am – 5.30pm Institute Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Type Online Conference (Zoom) Description The ILPC is delighted to announce that Lord Clement Jones CBE will deliver this year’s ILPC...
The societal impacts of introducing a public health identity system: legal, social and ethical issues – Ada Lovelace Institute
The COVID-19 crisis triggered sweeping restrictions on civil liberties across society. Lockdowns have started to ease, but in response to concerns about a second wave of infections and coping with the virus in the...
- The Guardian, Legal action taken against PM over refusal to investigate Kremlin meddling, 29 October 2020.
- ICO orders credit data brokering firm Experian Limited to make fundamental changes to how it handles people’s personal data within its direct marketing services within nine months or risk further action. This could include a fine of up to £20m or 4% of the organisation’s total annual worldwide turnover. See further the ICO Report on Data Protection Compliance in the Data Brokering Direct Marketing Sector, 27 October 2020.
- A major case in the Netherlands will deal with the impact of automated decision- making on Uber drivers and data protection rights. See further BBC News report by Mary-Ann Russon, ‘Uber sued by drivers over “automated robo-firing”’, 26 October 2020.
- Council of the EU, AI: Presidency issues conclusions on ensuring respect for fundamental rights (supported by 26 Member States’ delegations), 21 October 2020.
- BBC News, UK passport photo checker shows bias against dark-skinned women, 7 October 2020.
- EU’s highest court delivers two landmark judgments – one concerning UK State surveillance laws, data retention, and EU fundamental rights, and the other concerning data retention laws and national security in EU Member States. See the Privacy International judgment here and the judgment of La Quadrature du Net and Others here, 6 October 2020.