Podcast: SCL 7th Annual Policy Forum 2012: "Brave New Worlds: Computer and Communications Law Reform" (Related online CPD Course available)

An audio recording of the 2012 SCL Policy Forum

SCL Policy Forum Chair: 
Professor Chris Marsden
, Professor of Internet Law, University of Essex

Hosted by:
Mark Turner
, Partner, Herbert Smith LLP

Practising lawyers and academics probably need to be brave when contemplating the future of computer and communications law reform. The 2012 SCL Policy Forum will help engender increased confidence in the ability to grasp what lies ahead in the brave new world that begins in 2013. A fast-flowing river of change is a given for IT law, but throw in Leveson, communications and data legislation in the UK and a wide range of changes across the EU and the river turns to rapids. The contributors to the Forum are eminently qualified to guide you through the rocks.

The SCL Policy Forum is recognised as a key event in the UK for discussion of IT law reform and policy, and for communication of ideas at the highest level between academics, practitioners and industry. It provides a unique bridge between the worlds of academic teaching and research and the practice of IT law.

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Day one: Thursday 13 September 2012

9.15 - 10.45 am: Cloud Computing

  • EU strategy in 2012
  • International agreement on issues

Chair: Professor Chris Marsden, University of Essex

Speakers:
Dr Jonathan Cave,
Reader, Department of Economics, University of Warwick
Professor Chris Reed, Professor of Electronic Commerce, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Nico van Eijk, University of Amsterdam
Tim Cowen, Partner, Sidley Austin

The related online CPD course for the Cloud Computing session is available here

10.45 - 11 am - Coffee break

11 am - 12.30 pm: ePrivacy Reform

  • Expiry of the Cookie Grace Period
  • Enforcement action in the UK? Technical solutions available?
  • Data retention case law in CJEU and relationship to Article 8?

Chair: Professor Lilian Edwards, Professor of E-Governance, University of Strathclyde

Speakers:
Dave Evans, Group Manager – Business and Industry, Information Commissioner's Office
Mark Turner, Partner, Herbert Smith LLP
Mike Bond, Digital Economy Policy Advisor, International Chamber of Commerce


12.30 to 1.30 pm - Lunch

1.30 pm - 3 pm: Data Protection Reform

  • Right to be Forgotten
  • Data Security Breach Notifications and Penalties Privacy by Design
  • US enforcement via FTC/SEC

Chair: Dr Ian Brown, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute

Speakers:
Judith Rauhofer,
Lecturer in IT Law, University of Edinburgh
Martijn ten Bloemendal Privacy Counsel, Google UK
Professor Andrea Matwyshyn, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

3 - 3.15 pm: Tea break

3.15 pm - 4.45 pm: Mobile payments

  • Digital Agenda priority
  • First eMoney licences in the UK: what next?
  • Key regulatory issues


Chair: Mark Turner
, Partner, Herbert Smith LLP

Speakers:
Robert Caplehorn, VP, Legal & Compliance, PayPal Europe
Dr Julia Hörnle, Senior Lecturer in Internet Law, Queen Mary University of London
James Le Brocq, Managing Director, O2 Money

Please find the SCL Policy Forum Keynote speech given by Professor Ian Walden here

Close of day one

Day two: Friday 14 September 2012

9.15 - 10.45 am: UK Communications Reform

  • Green Paper 2012
  • Net Neutrality
  • Media Plurality
  • Spectrum
  • Online copyright infringement

Chair: Professor Chris Marsden, Professor of Internet Law, University of Essex

Speakers:
Jeremy Olivier, Head of Internet Policy,Ofcom
Amanda Hale, Partner, Herbert Smith LLP
Jean-Jacques Sahel, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Europe, Skype
Graham Smith, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP

10.45 - 11.00 am: Coffee

11 am - 12.30 pm: Competition and Communication

  • Platform completion and n-sided markets
  • Facebook – privacy or competition?
  • Cloud computing and competition

Chair: Professor Chris Marsden, Professor of Internet Law, University of Essex

Speakers:
Kevin Coates, Head of Communications, DG Competition, European Commission (recording not available)
Professor Nico van Eijk, University of Amsterdam
Tim Cowen, Partner, Sidley Austin


12.30 - 1.30 pm: Predictions: Anything to Declare?

The podcast of this session is available here

Chair: Mark Turner
, Partner, Herbert Smith LLP

Professor Lilian Edwards, Professor of E-Governance, University of Strathclyde
Professor Chris Reed, Professor of Electronic Commerce, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Chris Marsden, Professor of Internet Law, University of Essex

1.30 pm: Close of Forum

Published: 2012-09-24T11:37:07

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