The evolving global information society and economy is characterised by greater dependence on information. One of the biggest challenges facing the information society today is how to manage and integrate an ever increasing amount of information across agencies, industry, and academia in both private and public sector agencies. Information practices are influenced by several forces: economic, societal and international. In light of the recognition of information as valued societal resource, policy governing its use and distribution takes on even greater importance. As new technologies and new uses of existing technologies emerge policy considerations governing its use and distribution come to the fore for those concerned including private sector information managers, public policy makers, the research community and society in general. It is imperative that information policy issues be examined systematically in an interdisciplinary environment.
The Information Policy Research Group is a multidisciplinary research team for the study of the intersections between the policies, ethical, political, social and legal aspects of the global information society. The Group’s research and scholarship focuses on such key information policy issues as intellectual property, privacy, intellectual freedom, access to information, censorship, cyber law, and the complex array of government, corporate, and global information practices and policies.
Facilitate information policy research through its research agenda, lecture series, consulting and out-reach activities information policy, including, but not limited to, ethical, cultural, technological or political issues as they relate to the information professions, systems, and infrastructures that make up the global information society.
The research group performs the following tasks:
Staff from EASLIS within the College of Computing and Information Studies; however, people from other colleges and institutions are welcome to join the group.
Dr. George Kiyingi
Prof. Ikoja Odongo
Dr. George Kiyingi
Mr. Robert Kayiki
Dr. Eunice Ssendikadiwa
Mr. Godfrey Aziyo