Sam Fowles speaks at Edinburgh Festival of Politics

08 Aug 2022

Sam Fowles will join Dr Kate Dommet and Professor Charles Raab at the Edinburgh Festival of Politics to discuss the impact of big data on democracy.

The panel: ‘Data vultures destroying democracy’ takes place on Saturday 13th August, 2:30-4pm. It discusses the regulation of mass surveillance and the ways we can protect our privacy and democracy from a trend that is undermining equality for all.

Sam’s practice covers both data protection and constitutional law. His data protection practice covers advice and advocacy at all levels of government and the private sector. Sam consulted on the recent Data Protection Bill and regularly deals with both national and international data issues. His constitutional work has included some of the leading cases of recent years including Miller/Cherry v Prime Minister and the Clapham Common inquiry.

Sam’s book, “Overruled: Confronting Our Vanishing Democracy in 8 Cases”, explores the tensions in our constitutional law and culture. He also serves as Director of the Institute For Constitutional and Democratic Research and a lecturer at the University of Oxford.

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