iCLIC logo.final.png_SIA - JPG - Fit to Width_178_trueThe first iCLIC conference, Enrolling Internet Intermediaries in the Law Enforcement Process: Challenges and Opportunities” is taking place at the University of Southampton on 17 and 18 September 2015.

Service providers are now playing an increasingly active role in the process of law enforcement, whether to protect intellectual property rights, enforce data subjects’ rights, or prevent the spread of malicious and offensive content.  Have law-makers managed to strike the right balance between Internet intermediaries’ rights and duties? Is international law equipped to deal with the increasing transnational interaction between law enforcement and service providers?

The conference is hosted by the University of Southampton’s Interdisciplinary Core on Law, Internet and Culture (iCLIC).  The participants will include researchers, legal practitioners, digital rights advocates and NGOs to debate these key issues. The list of speakers includes the Honourable Mr Justice Arnold, Professor Luciano Floridi, Professor Frank Pasquale, and Professor Ian Walden.

Discussion topics include:

  • Intellectual Property Law Enforcement
  • Internet intermediaries and the Right to Be Forgotten: Balancing rights and business
  • Law Enforcement Transnational Access to Data
  • Internet Intermediaries’ Security Obligations
  • The Roles and Responsibilities of Search Engines
  • Internet Intermediary Defences and Immunities
  • Internet Intermediaries’ Liability Regimes: a medley of domestic hot topics
  • Terrorism-related content and Internet Intermediaries

Delegates will be given a detailed review of recent developments and hot topics relating to the roles and responsibilities of Internet intermediaries in the fields of intellectual property law, media law, privacy and data protection law, and information security and surveillance law.

The conference will take place at the University of Southampton Highfield Campus on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September 2015.

The standard costs of the conference is £300, the academic cost is £250 and the student cost £100.  Registration is available here.