ILPC Annual Conference 2022 – Online Safety in Connected World

Dates: November 17, 2022; 9:30 – 17:00 (in-person) and November 18, 2022; 9:00 – 13:00 (on line)

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

the Information Law & Policy Centre’s The 7th Annual Conference 2022 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 organizations . Panels will address the development and future of these developments for regulation, policymaking, and governance within the UK and internationally.

A full conference programme is available here.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Luca BelliProfessor of Internet Governance & Regulation (FGV Brazil)
  • Joanna Cherry K.CMember of Parliament (Chair of UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights)
  • Fanny CoudertSector Head of Area of ​​Freedom, Justice & Security (European Data Protection Supervisor)
  • Dr. Hamed HaddadiAssociate Professor of Computing Engineering (Imperial College London & Brave Software)
  • Jonathan Hall K.CIndependent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
  • Sonia Livingstone OBEProfessor of Social Psychology (London School of Economics)
  • Christopher MillardProfessor of Privacy & Information Law (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Dr Marion Oswald MBESenior Research Associate (Alan Turing Institute)
  • Dr Johnny RyanSenior Fellow, Irish Council for Civil Liberties
  • Lorna Woods OBEProfessor of Internet Law (University of Essex)
  • Graham SmithOf Counsel (Bird and Bird)

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

ILPC Annual Lecture 2022

the ILPC Annual Conference will also include the ILPC’s Annual Lecture 2022. Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE will deliver this year’s ILPC Annual Lectures entitled:

“Children’s rights in the digital environment: Challenges in implementing the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child General Comment 25.”

Sonia Livingstone DPhil (Oxon), OBE, FBA, FBPS, FAcSS, FRSA, is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published 20 books on media audiences, including “Parenting for a Digital Future: How hopes and fears about technology shape children’s lives.” She has advised the UK government, European Commission, European Parliament, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, OECD, ITU and UNICEF and others on children’s internet safety and rights in the digital environment. She directs the Digital Futures Commission (with the 5Rights Foundation) and Global Kids Online (with UNICEF).

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

About the Information Law & Policy Centre:

The Information Law and Policy Center (ILPC), based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, launched in 2015. The Center’s mission is to undertake, promote, and facilitate, cross-disciplinary scholarship and research in the areas of information law and policy, domestically and internationally, in collaboration with a variety of organizations within the public and private sectors, and civil society. You can read about our previous annual events here.

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