all events are in London, United Kingdom and are free to attend unless otherwise noted.
- Beyond Big Brother: personal data and the state
Wednesday 20 February 2019 / 18:30
London School of Economics
Political micro-targeting; predictive policing; and ‘social credit’ scoring; are existing data protection and privacy frameworks up to the task of constraining this State power?
- Justice Online: are we there yet?
Thursday 21 February 2019 / 18:00
Barnard’s Inn Hall
In 2017, government tried to pave the way for civil and family courts in England and Wales to provide “innovative methods of resolving disputes.” But the legislation needed to underpin a £1b investment in digitising the courts was help up for more than a year. Joshua Rozenberg QC reports on what has been achieved so far and asks how close we are to delivering online justice.
- Politics and the Legal Profession
Thursday 7 March 2019 / 18:00
Barnard’s Inn Hall
Cuts to legal aid, the concept of online justice, diversity within the legal profession and the judiciary, the independence of the Judiciary from the State, the impact the press can have on perceptions of fairness of justice: this lecture explores the controversial issue of how the politics of the day or decade can affect the way in which the Justice system functions in private and is perceived by the public.
- Fulbright Lecture: Political Spending on the Internet
Tuesday 2 April 2019 / 13:00
Museum of London
Government officials in the UK and the USA have struggled to find effective ways to regulate political spending on the internet. The question of appropriate regulation is challenging – both in practice and principle. Professor Ringhand discusses how officials in the United Kingdom and the United States have approached the problem, and how they have faced surprisingly similar challenges despite the different underlying approaches to political campaign financing.