Just a note to plug this year’s Policy Forum at the Society for Computers and Law.  Prof. Chris Reed is the chair, and the title is “The Shock of the New or How we are losing (and gaining) control over data”.  Further information here.  The event encompasses a free lecture by Dr. Ian Brown (more information here).  The event takes place in London on 12-13 September 2013.

I’m speaking on an a panel with a promising description:

Smartphones, tablets and glasses: taking the Internet with you
Portable, personal devices are rapidly becoming the default way to access, generate and process information. Because they travel with their user, their interactions with other devices (fixed and mobile) generates rich metadata which links to the user. Because they are in some sense “owned” by the user, they potentially upset the current legal settlement for rights in and control over information. “Bring your own device” is making significant inroads in large organisations.

  • Chair: Judith Rauhofer, Lecturer in IT Law, University of Edinburgh
  • Portable devices and the internet of things, George Roussos, Department of Computer Science, Birkbeck
  • Human rights and the omnipresent network, Dr Daithí Mac Sithigh, Lecturer in Digital Media Law, University of Edinburgh.
  • Pick a law, any law: property v IP v contract, Olivier Haas, Of Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills