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The Information Law and Policy Centre, based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, launched in spring 2015. Its second annual workshop will take place on 9th November 2016: the Call for Papers can be found here (deadline 1 July 2016, 5pm BST).

The Centre produces, promotes and facilitates research about the law and policy of information and data, and the ways in which law both restricts and enables the sharing and dissemination of different types of information.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, data access and ownership rights, data privacy and confidentiality, freedom of information, legal publishing (both free-to-internet and commercial), preservation and management of legal information, internet and social media regulation (in terms of content, access, and ownership) and the malicious use and misuse of data. It is also concerned with trends in scholarly communication, as they relate to legal studies.

Its aim is to support cross-disciplinary law and policy research, in collaboration with a variety of national and international institutions.

For more information, or to express interest in future involvement, please contact the Centre’s research assistant, Daniel Bennett: daniel.bennett@sas.ac.uk

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