The CIR recognises that the term 'Information Rights' spans a wide range of live issues including information sharing, freedom of information (FOI), privacy, cyberlaw, intellectual property, e-disclosure and Government open data.
For both the public and private sector, information is often an organisation's most valuable asset; protection, release and exploitation of that information can bring significant challenges.
The Centre aims to:
- Provide a focus for research in Information Rights;
- Contribute to developing policy and practice;
- Explore ways of exchanging knowledge with subject matter experts, practitioners, students and other academics;
- Contribute to training and educational activities;
- Engage with the local and wider community to provide opportunities for information issues to be debated.
Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta
This event, which took place on 30 Sept. 2015, was A CIR event in collaboration with the High Sheriff of Hampshire.
Social media and privacy
On 12 January 2016, Marion Oswal talked about social media and privacy at a one-day workshop exploring the spread of provocative content on social media. Watch the video.
Centre for Information Rights is pleased to endorse the syllabus of Act Now's Data Protection Practitioner Certificate. The syllabus is
focussed on providing practitioners with a practical understanding of
data protection and knowledge of how the law may change in the future.*
*This endorsement does not imply any guaranteed progression onto University of Winchester programmes, nor does the certificate give you any advanced standing for University of Winchester Programmes.