Today I was on a panel at the Centre for Information Governance Research’s annual (now virtual) conference, this year on the topic of disinformation. I was tasked with following Julie Cohen to discuss her excellent new book — “Between Truth and Power: The Legal Constructions of Informational Capitalism”. It’s a…


I was asked to speak yesterday at the Lex Ex Machina conference at Jesus College, Cambridge. This was an excellent day spent exploring the question of the computability of law. Although not normally interested in legal automation or Legal Tech, I was tasked with coming up with some thoughts on…


This morning saw the launch of an excellent new report on the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme, written by Joe Tomlinson (KCL and the Public Law Project). This scheme seeks to regularise the immigration status of EU citizens resident in the UK post-Brexit, in theory streamlining the process of attaining settled…


So Mark Zuckerberg called for greater regulation of harmful content and for GDPR protections for all Facebook’s users (something that Facebook itself has the power to do, but chooses not to). I’m not sure we should be paying too much attention to what Mark Zuckerberg thinks about privacy or regulation…


As I write this, I’m sitting on a train somewhere between King’s Cross and Cambridge on a Friday evening thinking over another frustrating day listening to tech/information lawyers talk mostly about GDPR. As I’m about to go off on a break until the new year, it seems as good a…


Facebook has been in the news again as more revelations about its abuse of users’ personal data emerge, but while the focus is on one surveillance corporation it’s easy to forget that Google, the other of the two tech giants which dominate online life, has many problems of its own…

Jennifer Cobbe

Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. I research and write on law, tech, and society. https://twitter.com/jennifercobbe

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