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.
Commercial data transfers between UK and EU and the adequacy decision
Save the date: Thursday 22nd April 2021
The event is a part of the Cross-border Data Protection Network (Cross-DPN) project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Irish Research Council. CROSS-DPN is a multi-stakeholder, transnational forum between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland for discussing issues related to data protection in the post-Brexit era through an interdisciplinary research, as well as a practical and policy lens.
The event is co-organised by Dr Edina Harbinja, Aston University, and Dr Nóra Ní Loideain, the Information Law and Policy Centre, and it will focus on issues surrounding commercial data transfers between the UK and the Republic of Ireland (and the EU more widely) in the post-Brexit era.
Further details and bookings here.
Not So Grand: The Big Brother Watch ECtHR Grand Chamber judgment On 25 May 2021, the ECtHR Grand Chamber delivered two landmark judgments in Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom and Centrum för Rättvisa v Sweden, rulings which will shape the future ECHR legal order and...
Chatbots that resurrect the dead: legal experts weigh in on ‘disturbing’ technology – Edina Harbinja, Lilian Edwards and Marisa McVey
It was recently revealed that in 2017 Microsoft patented a chatbot which, if built, would digitally resurrect the dead. Using AI and machine learning, the proposed chatbot would bring our digital persona back to life for our family and friends to talk to. When pressed...
For me, choosing to study an LLM at Kent Law School (KLS) was not a difficult decision to make considering that I had completed my LLB at the University – I had consistently found my experiences interacting with the staff and students friendly and very...
Jim Waterson, ‘Legal challenge seeks to stop ministers sending disappearing messages’, The Guardian (29 March 2021)
European Parliament resolution of 25 March 2021 on the Commission evaluation report on the implementation of the GDPR two years after its application (25 March 2021)
Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issue Memorandum of Understanding on
‘Role of the ICO in relation to New UK Adequacy Assessments’ (19 March 2021)
Financial Times (Editorial Board), ‘Uber has taken a half-step on workers’ rights’ (17 March 2021)
Government Response to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s Conclusions and recommendations on police use of new technologies and biometrics, including live facial recognition (LFR) (9 March 2021)
ILPC Seminar Series 2020
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...