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Freedom of Information in the WikiLeaks Era

Date: 31st January 2011

Time: Not specified

Venue: Not available

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The current debate surrounding WikiLeaks and the wide public release of previously undisclosed and confidential information raises many complex legal issues. This timely seminar will discuss these legal questions, as well as the relevant legislation which needs to be considered in relation to this new online phenomenon. While freedom of the press is central to this debate, the balance between the public interest in freedom of information and the need for confidentiality, for reasons such as national security, needs to be considered when analysing the legal aspects. As a result, this seminar will cover the wider legal context in which websites such as WikiLeaks operate, without limiting itself to the recent publication of a series of diplomatic cables.

2 CPD points

Please note NGOs register at the academic rate.

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