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What Does The Rule of Law Mean For My Online Life? Who Targets Me and What Does It Mean For My Rights?

Date: 15 September 2020

Time: 13.30-14.30 (UK time)

Venue: Online


Event Details

The Bingham Centre and the City of London are excited to be teaming up to run an event on technology, democracy and the Rule of Law.

Whilst the Digital Age presents us with cutting-edge opportunities, it also brings the potential for new social problems. How often do we pause to reflect on important questions such as "Which corporations are targeting me with misinformation?" "How can I avoid harm on public social media platforms?" "What new forms of technology are being developed and will they impact my rights?"

The Rule of Law has never been more important in safeguarding democracy. In the online space, it can also serve a role in protecting young people by clarifying the rules by which the actions of corporations and governments are limited.

The Bingham Centre has convened a panel of expert speakers to lead an interactive discussion on these issues.


  • Dr Holly Powell-Jones is the Founder of Online Media Law, a social media law and ethics consultancy. She teaches media law-, journalism, broadcasting and Criminology.
  • Areeq Chowdhury is Chief Executive of WebRoots Democracy. He is active on the social, economic, and political impact of artificial intelligence and emerging technologies.
  • Seyi Akiwowo is the Chief Executive of Glitch. Seyi is active in ending all forms of online abuse (including racism and bullying) and increasing digital citizenship.
  • Michael Abiodun Olatokun is the Bingham Centre's Head of Public and Youth Engagement and he will chair the event.


Short presentations by panelists- approximately 5 minutes each. The audience will feed in questions through the chatbox.

We will use Kahoot to gather feedback from the audience- we will not be able to hear from you but we want you to shape the conversation throughout.


The event will last 1 hour with a 5-minute break at the half-hour mark.We hope that you will be able to join us for a great event.

Pricing and Registration

This event is free to attend, however, advance online registration is required below.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1 CPD hour.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

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Alternatively you can email BIICL Marketing Manager, Carmel Brown in advance of the event that you are attending.

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