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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Internet and Culture (iCLIC)

Staring at your bits: the UK's legal framework for digital surveillance  Event

Mr Neil Brown
14:00 - 16:00
3 March 2017
University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Building 35, Room 1005

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr. Micheál Ó Floinn at .

Event details

Abstract: Neil Brown, an experienced Internet and telecoms lawyer, will provide an overview of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and discuss the UK’s first major shake-up of telecoms and Internet surveillance powers in over 15 years. His talk will cover changes to the interception, data retention and access regimes, the far more transparent “equipment interference” powers, and reflections on the changing landscape for communications service providers. The seminar will be accessible to both lawyers and non-lawyers alike, and those with an interest in designing computer networks and online services are especially welcome.”

Speaker information

Mr Neil Brown,Expert lawyer and academic at the University of Southampton,Mr Neil Brown is an expert lawyer and academic at the University of Southampton, exploring the regulation of communications. He has particular expertise in Internet and communications regulation and policy, privacy and security, and alternative intellectual property strategies promoting the sharing of knowledge

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