Gower Street, London
London, England WC1

An open meeting to celebrate the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR)'s tenth birthday.

The Foundation for Information Policy Research was set up in May 1998 to bring together engineers, lawyers, economists, policy people and others who are interested in the interaction between technology and society. It has become the UK's leading Internet policy think tank.

On May 27th 2008 we will be celebrating our tenth birthday with a
conference at the JZ Young Lecture Theatre, University College London, from 2:00 - 5:30pm, followed by a reception. The first two sessions will discuss the big information policy challenges of the last ten years, while the third may attempt some crystal ball gazing:

1. Surveillance, privacy and technology

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, NHS databases, children's databases, behavioural advertising.


Lord Phillips


Caspar Bowden (Microsoft), Simon Watkin (Home Office),
Terri Dowty (Action on Rights for Children), Richard Clayton (FIPR)

2. Crime, consumers' rights and the law

IP enforcement, online contracts, the resolution of financial and
other disputes, service personalisation.


William Heath


The Earl of Erroll, Ian Brown (OII), Roland Perry (e-Victims),
Nicholas Bohm (FIPR), Joris van Hoboken(IViR, the Netherlands)

3. The next ten years

What will be the interesting policy challenges as computers and
communication become embedded invisibly everywhere?


Baroness Miller of Hendon


The Earl of Northesk, Nigel Hickson (BERR), David Howarth MP,
Tom Steinberg (mySociety), Ross Anderson (FIPR)

Admission is free to the public but space is limited.

Please register by sending email to < birthday2008 AT fipr.org >

Official Website: http://www.fipr.org/

Added by secretlondon on May 6, 2008



Sent an email to register, no idea if I have a place. Fingers crossed.


They got back to me this week. I think there are still places.