Information Law & Policy Centre

The Information Law and Policy Centre, based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, launched in spring 2015. 

Dr Judith Townend at Humanity of Judges event

Launch of the Information Law & Policy Centre

James Michael at the launch of the Information Law & Policy Centre

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.

The Centre’s mission is to undertake, promote, and facilitate, cross-disciplinary scholarship and research in the area of information law and policy, domestically and internationally, in collaboration with a variety of organisations within the public and private sectors, and civil society.

A reflection on what we’ve achieved to date, and a preview of what lies ahead for 2016/2017

For more information, or to express interest in future involvement, please contact the Centre’s director , Dr Nóra Ni Loideain, Nora.NiLoideain@sas.ac.uk.

Page last updated: 26th June 2017