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17 November 2022, 9.30-17:00
18 November 2022, 9.00-13:00

Registration will close on Monday 14 November.

The ILPC’s 7th Annual Conference will explore the impact of policymaking focused on ensuring 'online safety' and the increased use of data-driven systems that are increasingly connecting all aspects of society, particularly the implications of these changes for the rights and responsibilities of individuals and organisations. Panels will address the development and future of these developments for regulation, policymaking, and governance within the UK and internationally. 

Keynote speakers include:

  • Luca Belli Professor of Internet Governance & Regulation (FGV Brazil)
  • Joanna Cherry KC, Member of Parliament (Chair of UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights)
  • Fanny Coudert Sector Head of Area of Freedom, Justice & Security (European Data Protection Supervisor) 
  • Dr Hamed Haddadi Associate Professor of Computing Engineering (Imperial College London & Brave Software)
  • Jonathan Hall KC Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
  • Sonia Livingstone OBE Professor of Social Psychology (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Christopher Millard Professor of Privacy & Information Law (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Dr Marion Oswald MBE Senior Research Associate (Alan Turing Institute)
  • Dr Johnny Ryan Senior Fellow, Irish Council for Civil Liberties
  • Graham Smith Of Counsel (Bird and Bird)
  • Lorna Woods OBE Professor of Internet Law (University of Essex)

Topics to be covered:

  • Online safety and protection of children's rights
  • End-to-end encryption and data security
  • UK Online Safety Bill
  • EU Digital Services Act
  • Right to be forgotten/right to erasure
  • Algorithmic bias and vulnerable groups
  • Online anonymity and the right to protest
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of speech
  • Trustworthy institutions and disinformation

Attendance (in-person and online) will be free thanks to the support of the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) and our sponsors. (Details about how to join the virtual event (Friday, 18 November) will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.

A provisional conference programme is available to view here.

More details can be found on the Information Law & Policy Centre Blog.


This event is part of the IALS 75th anniversary series.


All welcome - but booking in advance is required.