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 Seminar Series: How to Regulate High-Risk AI: The EU AI Act

Save the date: Friday, 20 May 2022


In this online seminar, following a brief introduction, Professor Lillian Edwards will present and discuss her recent work on the EU AI Act in her role as Legal Expert Advisor to the Ada Lovelace Institute.

Dr Petra Molnar will be the discussant for this seminar. She will respond to the key points raised in Lilian’s presentation and also speak specifically on the implications of the EU AI Act for migration and fundamental rights within the EU. We will then open up the online floor for a Q&A from the audience. 

This event launches the ILPC Seminar Series on AI and the Humanities: Transforming Society. These seminars will explore the societal impacts of AI-based technologies and systems and the role of the humanities and social sciences in providing key insights and enabling an open dialogue on these important and complex issues with the public.

Further details and booking here


Current Developments

March 2021

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 

Spotlight Series