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Shortly after every Westminster Legal Policy Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our contacts in government, Parliament and stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

Each publication includes:

  • All speeches from the day, with accompanying slides and speaker biographies
    (subject to approval by speaker);
  • Transcripts of question and comment sessions;
  • Supplementary articles from speakers and delegates; and
  • Event information such as the delegate list and final agenda

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Surveillance and data protection: use and effectiveness

PUBLISHED February 2010
This publication is CPD certified

As debate continued to surround the scale of surveillance in the UK, this seminar addressed issues of surveillance and personal privacy. Sessions focused on the extent of personal information collected by Government, public bodies and industry, and how this is stored and shared between Government departments and external agencies. Furthermore, sessions looked at the growth of the DNA database, the interception of communications data by public bodies and the introduction of the National Identity Register, examining how to balance security and civil liberties. The seminar also examined the role of the Information Commissioner and questioned whether the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and Data Protection Act need revising.