Privacy Conference – Call for Papers

The Fifth Northumbria Information Rights Conference will take place on Wednesday 1 May 2013 at the Centre for Life, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.   The theme of the conference will be “Changing notions of privacy”.

The aim of the conference is both to explore developing understandings of privacy, and the tensions that exist between privacy, openness and freedom of expression. The following topics will be explored within the overall theme, and papers will be grouped for presentation accordingly:

  • What is privacy?
  • Privacy v freedom of expression
  • Technology and the challenges of protecting privacy
  • Privacy in a commercial context
  • Privacy and the Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Privacy or openness
  • Privacy and the Data Protection Act 1998

The university will also consider abstracts which do not fall within these themes but which are nonetheless relevant to the overall theme.

This call is open to academics, postgraduate students and practitioners from all disciplines, but particularly law, politics, information science and records management. Ibrahim Hasan presented a paper to this conference last year examining the Government’s proposals to change RIPA and whether they were a sledgehammer to crack a nut. We would urge our readers to get involved.

Those interested in presenting a paper are invited to submit abstracts to the conference administrator Maureen Cooke: email maureen.cooke@northumbria.ac.uk. Abstracts should be submitted by 7th December 2012. They should not exceed 300 words. Submission must be by Word document e-mail attachment at the email address shown above and should include, in addition to the abstract, your title, name and organisation/institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

All proposals will be reviewed, and successful applicants will be notified at the latest by 21st December 2012. Please contact maureen.cooke@northumbria.ac.uk for any general enquiries about the conference or telephone 0191 243 7597.

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