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Information Technology Law and Cyberspace

Call for Papers

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair system. They must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for the submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.

In 2015 we wish to continue discussions and debates commenced in previous years that have engaged with the legal regulation of cyberspace from diverse and various perspectives and approaches. The last twelve months have witnessed both exciting and troubling developments in the interface of law and information technology. The ongoing war on terror has sparked calls for new forms of state surveillance that rely on a mesh of legal processes and technological oversight. The use of social media to send chilling messages of hate, harassment and offense continues to conflict with its role as a place for uncensored public debate. Wearable technology has created new forms of social interaction that both liberate and enslave. Cyberspace is a contradictory space that both seduces and frightens us. How should the law respond?

This stream welcomes papers that seek to critically unwrap the manner in which the law has been co-opted into the information and technology age and the new forms of social and legal space that it has created. Presented papers will be considered for inclusion in a potential special issue of the journal Information and Communications Technology Law, to be edited by the stream convenors.

Informal queries prior to abstract submission are can be made by emailing either of the conveners at the above email addresses.

Session Programme (Papers and rooms are subject to change)

Wednesday: Session 3: Social Sciences Room 0.09

Session Title:

Papers: ‘Technological solutions to privacy questions: what is the role of law?’ - Maria Helen Murphy

‘The Territoriality and Extraterritoriality of EU/US Data Protection and National Security Law’ - Willie Mbioh

‘The Anarchist Netbook: Legal and Community Regulation in the Deep Web’ - Mark O'Brien

Wednesday: Session 4: Social Sciences Room 0.09

Session Title:

Papers: Export Control Standards on Data and Its Influence on International Cloud Service Industry’ - Cindy Whang

User-controlled justice? The governance challenges of multi-user platforms - Kim Barker.

Multistakeholder approach and human rights in Internet Governance - Andrey Shcherbovich.

‘Algorithims or Advocacy: Does the Legal Profession Have a Future in a Digital World?’ - Brian Simpson.