New Special Issue of Communications Law: Information control in an ominous global environment

The Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of the Communications Law journal based on papers submitted for its annual workshop last November. The journal articles are available via direct subscription, through the Lexis Library (IALS member link) and (coming soon) Westlaw. 

The special issue celebrates the first anniversary of the Information Law and Policy Centre (ILPC). It features three contributions from leading commentators who participated in the ILPC’s annual conference ‘Restricted and redacted: where now for human rights and digital information control?‘, which was held on 9 November 2016 and sponsored by Bloomsbury Professional. 

The workshop considered the myriad ways in which data protection laws touch upon fundamental rights, from internet intermediary liability, investigatory and surveillance powers, media regulation, whistleblower protection, to ‘anti-extremism’ policy. Papers by Rosemary Jay, Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, Federica Giovanella and Allison Holmes have been published in the special issue of Communications Law: