School of Law

Dr Basu discusses ‘regulation of emerging technologies’ at openDemocracy conference

10 December 2015 |

Dr Subhajit Basu, Associate Professor in Information Technology Law at the University of Leeds will be speaking in London on Friday 11 December as an invited speaker for his expertise on the ‘regulation of emerging technologies’ in a workshop entitled 'Impacts of Perceived Surveillance on Contemporary British Activism'.

Dr Basu will offer a critique of UK surveillance laws, as despite of a need for transparency in all areas of law making, and in particular in areas of controversy, the UK Government has repeatedly resisted calls for an open and transparent assessment of UK’s surveillance powers.  He will discuss the Investigatory Powers Bill, particularly whether the draft Bill meets the proportionality requirements of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. 

The workshop is organised by openDemocracy, University of St Andrews with support from Open Rights Group and funded by Carnegie Trust.

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