Public Law Project: Data Law for Public Lawyers, Public Law for Data Lawyers

Garden Court North’s Tom Royston will join a panel of experts to discuss data and welfare benefits.

The discussion is part of a wider event addressing data use and the law Data Law for Public Lawyers, Public Law for Data Lawyers – organised by the Public Law Project. The event will be relevant across areas including benefits, immigration, housing, discrimination, health, procurement, policing, criminality and protest.

The Data and welfare benefits panel will look at how government gathers data on people applying for benefits and how it is being stored, kept, and used.

Aoife O’Reilly from PLP will chair the discussion. Tom will be joined by fellow contributors, Rick Burgess from Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, Jake Hurfurt from Big Brother Watch, and Caroline Selman also from Public Law Project.

The event, taking place on 27 May, will also see panels discussing:

  • key principles of data protection law;
  • data and algorithmic decision-making;
  • the difference between EU GDPR and UK GDPR;
  • whether immigration enforcement within the scope of GDPR;
  • data and immigration enforcement;
  • data and policing;
  • what the government will do next with data protection.

Standard tickets are £120 which includes lunch. There will also be a drinks reception following the conference.

Go to the Public Law Project website for more information and to book your place.

When: 27 May 2022
Start time: 10:00
End time: 17:30

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