Information Law and Policy Annual Conference day 1

Video date

Thursday, 18 November, 2021

Video speaker(s)

Keynote speaker: Professor Diane Coyle CBE

See description for full list of speakers


The Information Law & Policy Centre’s sixth Annual Conference 2021 will explore the impact of the global pandemic on society and the increased use of data-driven systems, particularly the implications of these changes for the rights and responsibilities of individuals and organisations.    

Interdisciplinary panels with leading experts from academia, government, and industry, will address the development and future of these measures for regulation, policymaking, and governance within the UK and internationally.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Diane Coyle CBE

Keynote Panel

  • Caroline Waters OBE, Deputy Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Olivier Thereaux, Head of Research and Development, Open Data Institute
  • Emily Jarratt, Senior Policy Advisor, Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)
  • Gillian Philips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, The Guardian

Chair:   Dr Nóra Ní Loideain, Director and Senior Lecturer in Law, Information Law & Policy Centre Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London   

Panel 1: Trustworthy Governance in a Pandemic

  • Dr Judith Townend, Senior Lecturer in Media & Information Law University of Sussex
  • Rachel Allsopp, Research Fellow Observatory for Monitoring Data-Driven Approaches to Covid-19 Northumbria University
  • Ong Li Min. Research Associate, Centre for AI and Data Governance Singapore Management University
  • Professor Mark Findlay, Director, Centre for AI and Data Governance Singapore Management University

Discussant: Lorna Woods OBE, Professor of Internet Law, University of Essex

Chair: Professor Christopher Millard, Centre of Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London

Panel 2: State Surveillance and the Rule of Law

  • Vishv Priya Kohli Assistant Professor, Ph.D Copenhagen Business School  
  • Amir Cahane Research Fellow, Federmann Cyber Security Centre Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
  • Dr Wenlong Li Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Law, Ethics and Computers University of Birmingham
  • Dan Yang Senior Legal Counsel, Great Wall Motor Company Limited 

Discussant: Dr Judith Townend Senior Lecturer in Media & Information Law University of Sussex

Chair: Dr Peter Coe Lecturer in Law, University of Reading Editor-in-Chief, Communications Law

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