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

Date: 15th September 2020

Time: Not specified

Venue: Not available

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.

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  • Michael Abiodun Olatokun, Bingham Centre Head of Public and Youth Engagement And Lecturer in Law at London South Bank University.


  • 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.

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Recording Permission

Please note that the event will be recorded. By taking part you are giving permission for any oral or written contributions that you provide to be included in the recording.


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

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

More information

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) provides informed, independent and practical legal ideas for a global community. Its high quality and respected work involves analysis and debate about contemporary issues on every continent, from its base in the heart of London's energetic and multicultural legal network.


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.

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