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2014

June 2014

Week commencing 9 June

2014-06-10 'The future of distributed mobile cloud and materials research

Member produced event by Telecom Council
Tuesday 10th May, 17:00, Stanford University
Registration and agenda

Week Commencing 16 June

2014-06-16 Oral Question on Digital Bill of Rights

Question in Parliament
Monday 16 June, 14:30, House of Lords, Main Chamber
Oral Question by Lord Mitchell
Parliamentary calendar

2014-06-16 Consumer Rights Bill

Government bill
Report stage, Monday 16 14:30, House of Commons, Main Chamber
Consumer Rights Bill main page

2014-06-17 EU Committee report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Debate
Tuesday 17 14:30, House of Lords, Main Chamber
Parliamentary calendar

July 2014

Week Commencing 30 June

2014-08-01 Review of the balance of competences

Consultation
Tuesday 1 July, online
Consultation deadline for how EU acts on information rights
Information page

Week Commencing 21 July

2014-07-25 Service Providers Telecom Council

International Meeting
TBC
Calendar

Upcoming, no fixed date

Communications (Unsolicited Telephone Calls and Texts) Bill

Private member's bill, second reading House of Commons
Communications (Unsolicited Telephone Calls and Texts) Bill

Communication Support (Deafness) Bill

Private Member's bill second reading House of Commons
Communication Support (Deafness) Bill

Intellectual Property Bill

Government bill, second reading House of Commons
Intellectual Porperty bill

May

Week Commencing 12 May

2014-05-12 Communications Act 2003

Orders and Regulations
Grand Committee
Parliamentary calendar

2014-05-14 Copyright Regulations 2014

Orders and Regulations
15:00, Main Chamber
Parliamentary calendar

2014-05-16 Electronic Patient Records (Continuity of Care) Bill

Private members's bill
Main Chamber, second reading
Electronic Patient Records (Continuity of Care) Bill

Week Commencing 19 May

2014-05-19 Open Discussion Day

a day to promote open communication systems and protocols.
opendiscussionday.org

2014-05-22 European Parliamentary elections in UK

wikipedia: European Parliament election, 2014 (United Kingdom)
wepromise.eu candidates supporting digital rights charter

April

Week Commencing 7 April

2014-04-07 Introduction to Rights

Conference
Monday 7 April, 12:20-18:00 Earl's Court
event programme

2014-04-07 Publishing for Digital Minds

Conference
Monday 7 April, The QEII Conference Centre, London
event programme

2014-04-08 Your views on cutting crime with road cameras

Public consultation
Online
Public survey

2014-04-09 The IP Considerations Affecting your Open Access Policy

Seminar
Wednesday 9 April, 14:30 - 15:30 The Faculty, EC1
event programme

Week Commencing 14 April

2014-04-15 Measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks

European Legislation
Debate in European Parliament 12:00-14:00
details of the bill

Week Commencing 21 April

2014-04-23 Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance

International internet governance meeting
Wednesday 23 April and Thursday 24 April in São Paulo, Transamérica Hotel
Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance Announcement

March

Week Commencing 3 March

2014-03-05 Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules

Consultation
Wednesday 5 March deadline extended
Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules

2014-03-05 Transatlantic Data Flows and the Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Ensuring compatibility with European Data Protection standards

Public Conference
Wednesday 5 March 15:00-18:30, European Parliament, room ASP 1G3
European Greens registration page

2014-03-05 Time for a Digital Bill of Rights

Parliamentary Meeting
Wednesday 5 March, 14:00 Committee Room 8, Houses of Parliament
ORG meet up page

Week Commencing 10 March

2014-01-10 Copyright and Freedoms in a Digital Europe: Liability of Intermediaries

Public debate
Monday 10 March, 18:00-20:00 London School of Econonics, New Academic Building, Room LG.01
Geoff Taylor (BPI) and Nick Lansman (ISPA), one more panel member and Anne Barron of LSE law chairing
Further details yet to be released

2014-03-11 IP PROTECT EXPO 2014

Conference
Tuesday 11 March and Wednesday 12 March at Business Design Centre in Islington, London
IP PROTECT EXPO 2014

Week Commencing 17 March

2014-03-17 Assisting the information technology sector in filling job vacancies in that sector

Debate
Monday 14:30, House of Lords with Lord Empey / Viscount Younger of Leckie

2014-03-20 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, External Affairs (EU Sub-Committee C)

Inquiry
Witnesses Lord Livingston of Parkhead, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 10:00 Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Inquiry page

Week Commencing 24 March

2014-03-24 Whistleblowing

Inquiry
Monday 24 March, 15:15
Parliamentary calendar page

2014-03-24 Ensuring that the standards and systems adopted by public wi-fi providers will protect children from potentially harmful content

Oral Question
Tuesday 24 March, 14:30, Main Chamber House of Lords

Week Commencing Monday 31 March

2014-04-03 Net Neutrality vote in European Parliament

EU parliament vote
EDRi article

2014-03-30 Science and Technology Committee (Commons) Social media data and real time analytics inquiry

Inquiry (submission deadline)
Social media data and real time analytics

February

Week commencing 3 February

2014-02-05 Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules

Consultation
Sunday 2 February
This is the consultation's close date Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules

2014-02-07 Looking ahead, staying ahead: Towards a 2020 vision for information rights

Consultation
Friday 7 February
Consultation by ICO on proposed new measures for information rights
Looking ahead, staying ahead: Towards a 2020 vision for information rights

2014-02-07 Intelligence and Security Committee 'Privacy and Security Inquiry'

Call for evidence
Friday 7 February
Call for papers

2014-02-08 Data Privacy Legal Hackathon

International Event
Saturday 8 February and Sunday 9 February
London, New York, San Francisco
hackerleague.org

Week commencing 10 February

2013-02-11 Safer Internet Day

Event
Tuesday 11 February
saferinternetday.org

2013-02-11 "'The Day We Fight Back'"

Online protest
Tuesday 11 February
thedaywefightback.org

2014-02-13 Debate on Government Response: Support for the Creative Economy

Debate
Thursday 13 January
Government response and debate announcement (bottom of page)

2014-02-13 The Right to your Data

Workshop
Thursday 13 February 19:00, Department of Architecture, Royal College Of Arts

2014-02-13 Consultation on the extension of the Public Lending Right to Rights of holders of books in non-print formats

Consultation
Deadline Thursday 13 March 2014
Consultation page

2014-02-13 Covert surveillance

Open Consultation
Deadline Thursday 27 March 2014
Consultation page

Week commencing 17 February

2014-02-22 Open Data Day

Event (distributed hackathon)
Saturday 22 February
Open Data Day

2014-02-23 Flood Hackathon

Online event
Sunday 23 February
Hackpad UK flood help

Week commencing 24 February

2014-02-24 Net neutrality vote Industry, Research and Energy Committee

Vote
Monday 24 February
ITRE Committee Agenda for 24th February

2014-02-25 The power of patient data: how information can transform the NHS’s capacity for innovation

Event
Tuesday 25 February, 13.00-14.30 Social Market Foundation, 11 Tufton Street, Westminster SW1P 3QB
Event Registration

2014-02-25 care.data database

Inquiry
Tuesday 25 February, Room 15, Main Committee Corridor, Palace of Westminster
care.data database

2014-02-28 Intellectual Property Office: Orphan works

Consultation
Deadline: 28 Feb 2014
Copyright works: seeking the lost Bill
See also Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

2014-02-28 Surveillance of Telecommunications (Judicial Oversight) Bill

Private member's bill, second reading House of Commons
Friday 28 February
Surveillance of Telecommunications (Judicial Oversight) Bill

2014-02-28 Electronic Patient Records (Continuity of Care) Bill

Private member's bill, second reading House of Commons
Friday 28 February
Electronic Patient Records (Continuity of Care) Bill

2014-02-28 Anonymisation Code of Practice

Public consultation
Friday 28 February
Short public online survey for the Anonymisation Code of Practise
Anonymisation

January

Week commencing 30 December

2014-01-03 New statutory powers for the Forensic Science Regulator

Consultation
Friday 3 January
New statutory powers for the Forensic Science Regulator

Week commencing 6 January

2014-01-08 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

Government bill, report stage House of Lords
Wednesday 8 January
Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

Week commencing 13 January

2014-01-13 Balance of Competences Fundamental Rights Review

Consultation
Monday 13 January
Balance of Competences Fundamental Rights Review

2014-01-14 Introduction of a new computer system at National Savings and Investments - Lord Naseby

Oral Questions
Tuesday 14 January
Introduction of a new computer system at National Savings and Investments - Lord Naseby

2014-01-16 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web and its effects on society

Debate
Thursday 16 in House of Lords, Main Chamber
25th anniversary of the World Wide Web and its effects on society

2014-01-16 External Affairs (EU Sub-Committee C):Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Inquiry
Thursday16 January
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

2014-01-17 Collection of Nationality Data Bill- Second Reading

Private Member's Bill
Friday 17 January
Collection of Nationality Data Bill

Week commencing 20 January

2014-01-23 External Affairs (EU Sub-Committee C)

Inquiry, oral evidence
Thursday 23 January
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Week commencing 27 January

2014-01-27 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

Government bill, third reading House of Lords
Monday 27 January
Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill parliament timetable

2014-01-28 Data Privacy Day

Tuesday 28 January
Data Privacy Day

2014-01-28 Intellectual Property Bill

Government bill, to be seen by public bill committee
Tuesday 28 January
Intellectual Property bill

2014-01-28 Consumer Rights Bill

Government bill, second reading House of Commons
Tuesday 28 January
Amendment to existing legislation to introduce digital purchasing rights for the first time
Consumer Rights bill

2014-01-29 The application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the UK

Inquiry
Thursday 29 January
The application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the UK

2014-01-30 ICANN Vision and 5-year Strategic Plan

International Internet governance consultation
Thursday 30 January
ICANN: Vision and 5-year Strategic Plan (to come)

2013

December

Week commencing 2 December

2013-12-02 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing

Public bill- committee stage House of Lords
Monday 2 December
progress of bill

2013-12-03 Counter-terrorism

Home Affairs select committee
Tuesday 3 December
Counter-terrorism

2013-12-04 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

Public bill, House of Lords committe (day 6)
Wednesday 4 December
Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

2013-12-05 Debate on copyright

Short debate on copyright, House of Lords, Grand Committee
Thursday 5 December, 1pm onwards
Plans to modernise copyright exceptions; and the effect of those plans and their impact on the economy and growth - Baroness Buscombe / Viscount Younger of Leckie
House of Lords Short Debate

2013-12-06 Online Safety

Public bill- second reading House of Commons
Friday 6 December
progress of bill

2013-12-06 Future of the BBC

Consultation
Friday 6 December
Future of the BBC
Written evidence to be submitted by this date. Includes the question "What role should the BBC play in developing technology and new ways of distributing content?"

Week commencing 9 December

2013-12-09 Intellectual Property bill

Government bill, second reading
Monday 9 December
Intellectual Property Bill

2013-12-09 Meeting of task force to combat child sexual exploitation crimes

Meeting with "UK Policing Minister and the US Assistant Attorney General to co-chair the first meeting of the taskforce combat online child sexual exploitation crimes"
Monday 9 December
Details pending, information first given in Brokenshire speech at ISPA conference

2013-12-11 13th Annual international copyright law conference

International Conference, London
11-12th December, Grange City Hotel, London
International copyright law conference

2013-12-12 Opinion in Joined Cases C-293/12 Digital Rights Ireland & C-594/12 Seitlinger

Legal opinion
Thursday 12 December, European Court of Justice
CJ - Irish High Court and the Austrian Verfassungsgerichtshof (Constitutional Court) asked the European Court of Justice whether the Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC) is valid in light of the EU Treaty and fundamental rights, notably the right to private and family life, the right to protection of personal data and the right to freedom of expression.
Court documents

2013-12-12 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Inquiry by External Affairs (EU Sub-Committee C)
Thursday 12 December, committee room 1
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

2013-12-13 Staff elimination DNA databases

Consultation
Friday 13 December
Staff elimination DNA databases

Week commencing 16 December

2013-12-16 Home Affairs Committee Inquiry into Counter-Terrorism

Inquiry
Monday 16 December, Wilson Room, Portcullis House 14:30pm
Evidence to be given by Secretary of State Theresa May
Committee to hear from the Home Secretary

2013-12-17 ‘GCHQ and the fight against terrorism: does UK surveillance go too far?

Debate
Tuesday 17 December, Committee room 6, Houses of Parliament
GCHQ and the fight against terrorism: does UK surveillance go too far?

2013-12-17 'Unsolicited Telephone Communications Bill

Private member's bill, third reading in the House of Lords
Tuesday 17 December, House of Lords
Unsolicited Telephone Communications Bill

2013-12-20 International infrastructure and governance of the internet

Debate
Friday 20 December Westminster Hall 11:00-11:30
International infrastructure and governance of the internet,

Week commencing 23 December

2013-12-27 Chaos Computer Congress 2013

International Conference, Hamburg
27th–30th December 2013, CCH, Hamburg
Chaos Computer Congress 2013

November

Week commencing 4 November

2013-11-7 ISC open evidence session

Hearing
Thursday 7 November, Parliament Estate, 14:00pm
ISC open evidence session with sir Iain Lobban, Director, GCHQ; Mr Andrew Parker, Director General, Security Service and Sir John Sawers, Chief, Secret Intelligence Service

2013-11-11 Open Data

Inquiry
Monday 11 November
Open Data Oral Evidence

Week commencing 18 November

2013-11-18 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

House of Lords committee stage (day 2)
Monday 18 November in Main Chamber
progress of bill

2013-11-19 Online Safety

Oral Evidence Session
Tuesday 19 November, Room 15, Palace of Westminster
progress of inquiry

2013-11-20 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

House of Lords committee stage (day 3) Legislation
Wednesday 20 November, Main Chamber, House of Lords
progress of bill

2013-11-20 Which Minister authorised GCHQ’s Project Tempora

Oral Question by Lord Strasburger
Wednesday 20 December 15:00pm, Main Chamber, House of Lords
calendar

2013-11-22 Consultation on guidelines on recommended standard licences, datasets and charging for the re-use of public sector information

Consultation
Friday 22 November
Consultation on guidelines on recommended standard licences, datasets and charging for the re-use of public sector information

2013-11-22 Knowledge strategy: harnessing the power of information to improve the public’s health

Consultation
Friday 22 November
Knowledge strategy: harnessing the power of information to improve the public’s health

Week commencing 25 November

2013-11-25 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

House of Lords committee stage (day 4) Public bill
Monday 25 November
progress of bill

2013-11-26 Research Councils UK reponse on Open Access inquiry

Publication
Tuesday 26 November, 11:00am
RCUK response to Open Access

2013-11-26 Transforming the services of the Office of the Public Guardian - enabling digital by default

Consultation
Tuesday 26 November
Transforming the services of the Office of the Public Guardian - enabling digital by default

2013-11-27 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988: transitional provisions for repeal of section 52

Consultation, call for evidence
Wednesday 27 November
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988: transitional provisions for repeal of section 52

2013-11-27 ISPA Conference

http://www.ispa.org.uk/events/event_subject/?event=71

October

Week commencing 28 October

2013-10-29 Online Safety

Inquiry
Tuesday 29 October, The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
CMS committee hold evidence session for Online Safety

2013-10-31 8th Parliament and Internet Conference

Conference
Thursday 31 October, Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, London.
Conference on internet security, internet governance, surveillance and internet morality

2013-10-31 Oversight of the intelligence and security services

Debate
Thursday 31 October, Westminster Hall, 13:30-16:30pm
Debate on "Oversight "