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Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Dr David ErdosDr David Erdos has taken up a new role as co-director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL). David was previously the Deputy Director of the Centre, a position he has held since 2017. He will be working alongside Professor Henning Grosse-Ruse Kahn as Co-Director and Professor Lionel Bently who remains a lynchpin of the Centre including now as Deputy Director.

David is an expert on data protection and information law more broadly. His current research explores the nature of data protection including, most especially in its interaction with freedom of expression and freedom of research. In addition, he continues to have a research interest in bill of rights and related constitutional developments, especially in the UK and other ‘Westminster’ democracies.

Since its establishment in 2004, CIPIL has been fostering the study of all aspects of intellectual property and information law. Over recent years it has been expanding its work in information law including organising a conference on Intermediary Liability and Responsibility in 2018 and publishing a range of new resources including the travaux of the most important EU information law instruments, a compendium of both current and historic national data protection laws within European countries and a comprehensive set of reports on the interface between freedom of expression and information and data protection in each of these countries.