The Society for Computers and Law 40th anniversary lecture

13 February 2013

The Society for Computers and Law 40th anniversary lecture, Big and open - the new data frontiers, will be given by Professor Nigel Shadbolt on 21 March in London. 

Professor Shadbolt will review the forces for the development of more open data access, he will highlight where he sees the need for practical and legal constraints. He will also identify areas where the law unnecessarily constrains and holds back open data access.

Professor Nigel Shadbolt has long been acknowledged as one of the leading experts on open data, not just in the UK but in the world. He has the ear of government, having been given special roles by both the current coalition government and its predecessor. He is a co-founder of the Open Data Institute and Chair of the UK government's midata programme.

The lecture will be of interest private practitioners, in-house counsel and government lawyers who are involved with big data, open access, data protection and information law generally. This lecture will also be of interest to computer scientists and people with a general interest in IT who also have an interest in the legal aspects of open data access.

Further information about the lecture