Monday, 31 October 2016

London event: Restricted and Redacted: Where now for human rights and digital information control?

The Information Law and Policy Centre annual workshop and evening lecture . For both events, attendance will be free of charge thanks to the support of the IALS and our sponsor, Bloomsbury’s Communications Law journal. Registration will still be required as places are limited.
To register for the afternoon workshop please visit Eventbrite.evening lecture Eventbrite Page.
11am – 5pm (lunch and refreshments provided)
For the afternoon part of this event we have an excellent set of presentations lined up that consider information law and policy in the context of human rights. Speakers will offer an original perspective on the way in which information and data interact with legal rights and principles relating to free expression, privacy, data protection, reputation, copyright, national security, anti-discrimination and open justice.
Speakers include, among many others: Professor Ellen P. Goodman, Rutgers Law School, on freedom of information; Dr Vigjilenca Abazi, Maastricht University, on whistleblowing protection in Europe; Professor Ewan Sutherland, Wits University, on wire-tapping in the regulatory state; Dr David Rolph, University of Sydney, on the liability of search engines in defamation; and Professor Gavin Phillipson, University of Durham, on online privacy cases.
We will be considering topics such as internet intermediary liability, investigatory and surveillance powers, media regulation, freedom of information, defamation and privacy, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and whistleblower protection.
6pm-7.30pm EVENING LECTURE BY ROSEMARY JAY, HUNTON & WILLIAMS - Heads and shoulders, knees and toes (eyes and ears and mouth and nose…):  the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on use of biometrics (followed by reception)
Biometrics are touted as one of the next big things in the connected world.  Specific reference to biometrics and genetic data has been included  for the first time in the General Data Protection Regulation.  How does this affect existing provisions? Will  the impact of the Regulation be to encourage or to restrict the development of biometric technology?

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