DP@CSLS is a research strand within Oxford University’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies which brings together scholars and practitioners interested in data protection, privacy and the regulation of information. The Centre hosts the three-year Data Protection and the Open Society (DPOS) project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. This project explores and seeks to help resolve the tension between data protection and the fundamental values of freedom of expression and information. Student projects on social networking sites and surveillance are also ongoing. In addition, DP@CSLS organizes seminars, study groups and other initiatives designed to promote dialogue and debate on these important emerging issues. For further information please visit http://www.csls.ox.ac.uk/dataprotection and http://www.twitter.com/oxondataprotect. For other any other information please contact Dr. David Erdosat david[.]erdosATcsls[.]ox[.]ac[.]uk.
Free Culture @ NYU
Students for Free Culture at NYU is a chapter of a national student movement exploring the nature of innovation in the context of American copyright law and media distribution. Free Culture is dedicated to the promotion of thoughtful and progressive discourse and debate, as well as relevant social activism. We stand behind the principles of a “common sense” approach to intellectual property rights as presented by Lawrence Lessig in his book “Free Culture”. We hope to serve those members of the NYU community with an intent in preserving an open exchange of creative issues.
On October 28, 2008, a diverse coalition of leading Internet companies, major human rights and free press organizations, investors and academics launched the Global Network Initiative to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy in information and communications technologies. CDT and Business for Social Responsibility co-facilitated an 18-month effort by these groups to craft the key documents underlying this effort. The documents provide guidance for companies, NGOs, investors, academics and others working together to resist efforts by governments that seek to enlist companies in acts of censorship and surveillance that violate international standards. The documents also provide specific implementation commitments and outline a framework for accountability and learning.
InfoLaw Student Association
The InfoLaw Student Association is a gathering of individuals from the University and the surrounding community of interest who meet regularly to discuss various issues in information and telecommunication law and policy, and also act to promote a greater understanding of those issues within the Law School and the University. Our reading group meets every other week on the Law School campus; recent topics of discussion have included the Broadcast Flag and Net Neutrality legislative proposals.
More information on our activities and New York City events can be found at http://www.nycinfolaw.org/, a joint project between the InfoLaw Student Association, Columbia Law School Society for Law, Science and Technology, Fordham Information Law Society, and similar groups dedicated to the intersection between intellectual property, technology, privacy, communications, and the law.
The mission of (ISOC-NY) is:
- in support of ISOC, to assure the beneficial, open evolution of the global Internet,
- to promote local initiatives, maximize the societal benefits which the Internet can bring to the New York area, and
- to advance the professional development of ISOC members in the New York area.
ISOC-NY meets monthly at NYU and holds occasional special events. All meetings are free and open to the public.