Protecting Official Data - BCS Consultation

Wednesday 8 March 2017

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

6.00pm - 8.30pm


Open Forum Meeting with a target of agreeing a Response to the Law Commission’s Consultation on ‘Protection of Official Data’ Proposed revision to the Official Secrets Act to ensure that it is fit for the digital age.

Event Details

The Law Commission has published a consultation paper which suggests ways to improve the law around the protection of official information.

We will be discussing the 28 questions  in the document 

The relevant statutes - the Officials Secrets Acts in particular - are being independently reviewed to ensure that the law is keeping pace with the challenges of the 21st century.

What sort of improvement could be put to the protection that is currently afforded to official information?


  • 6.00pm - 6.30pm - Registration, tea, coffee & biscuits
  • 6.30pm - Presentation
  • 8.00pm - 8.30pm  - Buffet with wine

Please send any questions for discussion to Jennifer Dean Chair of LawSG

This event may be recorded

We are planning a live broadcast of this event using Panopto. If you wish to join remotely, please email, including your mobile number, in case we need to text message in event of problem. The actual link invitation will be emailed to you immediately prior to the start of the event.