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
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...
Last year, we held our Annual Lecture and Conference ‘Digital Rights in Brexit: Changes and Challenges’, bringing together an eclectic mix of experts, academics and civil society. A plethora of pertinent topics relating to digital rights post-Brexit were explored,...
ILPC Annual Lecture and Conference 2020
AI and the Rule of Law: Regulation and Ethics
Thursday 19th November 2020, 11am – 5pm
Friday 20th November 2020, 11:00am – 5.30pm
Online Conference (Zoom)
The ILPC is delighted to announce that Lord Clement Jones CBE will deliver this year’s ILPC Annual Lecture. 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.
Attendance is free of charge thanks to the support of IALS and our sponsors, although registration is required as places are limited.
More information and bookings here.
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...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--VhVjDwNl4&feature=emb_title Date Thursday 17th September 2020, 2pm - 3pm Institute Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Format Online conference (Zoom) Description Democracy demands plenty of space for political debate, information...
The global COVID-19 pandemic has focused minds sharply on the valuable role to be played by data collection and analysis for advancing health research, especially how it may help in informing and developing policy responses. Modern health research requires vast...
- ICO, ‘Statement from Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham on the NHS COVID-19 app’, 24 September 2020.
- Kevin Rector, ‘Despite past denials, LAPD has used facial recognition software 30,000 times in last decade, records show’ LA Times, 21 September 2020.
- ‘EU seeks new powers to penalise tech giants’ Reuters and Financial Times, 20 September 2020.
- EU’s highest court delivers landmark judgment on net neutrality rules, see the judgment here (Joined Cases C‑807/18 and C‑39/19), 15 September 2020.
- Elizabeth Mahase, ‘Operation Moonshot: What do the leaked documents say?’, British Medical Journal, 11 September 2020.
– The article discusses plans of UK-wide use of ‘immunity passports’ to track COVID-19.
– For more on immunity passports and their compliance with the UK Data Protection Act 2018, see the presentation by ILPC Director Dr Nóra Ni Loideain at the Ada Lovelace Institute workshop (July 2020) here.