On 28 September 2015, the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Information Law and Policy Centre (ILPC) at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies are presenting a joint event entitled “Freedom of Information: Extending Transparency to the Private Sector“.
This event will consider the current legal framework and the range of private sector organisations that have been brought within its scope. It will explore differences in transparency requirements for private contractors, and proposals to further extend the FOI regime to private companies providing public services.
The event will provide opportunity to hear both sides of the debate surrounding this important topic and the practical implications of reforms in this area.
The keynote speaker will be Rosemary Agnew(Scottish Information Commissioner). Other speakers will include Steve Goodrich (Open Governance Researcher, Transparency International UK), Heather Rogers QC (One Brick Court), Martin Rosenbaum (Freedom of Information Specialist, BBC News) and Dr Ben Worthy (Lecturer in Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London). The event will be chaired by Timothy Pitt-Payne QC (11 King’s Bench Walk).
The event will take place on Monday 28 September 2015, 17:30-19:00 at Baker & McKenzie LLP, 100 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6JA. Registration is required. Full details of this and of the event can be found here or on the Event Flyer.