IALS 75: ILPC Annual Conference 2022 Online Safety in a Connected World

IALS 75: ILPC Annual Conference 2022 Online Safety in a Connected World
17 Nov 2022, 09:03 to 18 Nov 2022, 17:00
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

The ILPC’s 7th Annual Conference 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 organisations. Panels will address the development and future of these developments for regulation, policymaking, and governance within the UK and internationally.

Topics of interest include:

• AI technologies and innovation

• Online safety and protection of children's rights

• End-to-end encryption and data security

• UK Online Safety Bill and 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

The ILPC Annual Conference will also include the ILPC Annual Lecture 2022 and the ILPC is delighted to announce that Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE will be delivering this year’s Annual Lecture. Sonia Livingstone DPhil (Oxon), OBE, FBA,FBPS, FAcSS, FRSA, is a full professor in the Department of Media and Communications, LSE. She has published 20 books on media audiences, including Parenting for a Digital Future (Oxford University Press 2020). She has advised the UK government, European Commission, European Parliament, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, OECD, ITU and UNICEF 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) will be free thanks to the support of the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) and our sponsors. (Details about how to join the virtual event (Friday, 18 November) will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.

Of course, should government or institutional rules prohibit in-person events at the time, the event will be moved entirely online.


This event is part of the IALS 75th anniversary series.


All welcome- but booking in advance is required.


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