Policy priorities for social media

Wednesday, 10th July 2013
Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall, Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
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Richard Allan

Richard Allan

Guest of Honour: Richard Allan, Director of Policy EMEA, Facebook

This seminar considers the challenges facing social platforms and other businesses when utilising social media as part of their digital engagement strategy. The agenda is being structured in the context of the continuing EU Data Protection framework review, libel reforms in the UK and ongoing policy issues surrounding copyright of user-generated content and regulation of social marketing.

Delegates - involved in policymaking and regulation, providing services and infrastructure, and representing citizens and campaign groups - will discuss the policy challenges of the fast-paced evolution of social media and applications, including options to protect user privacy, and the balance of responsibilities in the publication and monitoring of content. Planned sessions also look at how organisations are responding to developments in the 'terms of service' that users agree to on social platforms, and the new service opportunities being deployed by innovative and agile businesses using social content and consumer data.

We are delighted that Richard Allan, Director of Policy EMEA, Facebook and Giles Palmer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Brandwatch have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Further confirmed speakers include: Julian Ashworth, Director of Group Industry Policy, BT Group; Jamie Bartlett, Head, Violence and Extremism Programme and Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos; Kristin Brewe, Director of Marketing & Communications, IAB and Chair, Social Media Council; Gillian Caughey, Senior Manager, Foresight and Innovation, KPMG; John Cooper QC, Barrister, 25 Bedford Row; David Cushman, Strategy Partner, The Social Partners; Ilicco Elia, Head of Mobile, LBi; Paul Fabretti, Head of Social Media, Telefónica Europe; Hazel Grant, Partner, Bristows; David Allen Green, Head of Media, Preiskel & Co; Kieran Hannon, Director, eSocialMedia; Gillian Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media and Lynsay Taffe, Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs, Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Sir Edward Garnier QC MP, former Solicitor General and John Robertson MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Communications has kindly agreed to chair a session at this seminar.