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The Fourth International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law (LSPI) and the Third International Law and Trade Conference (ILTC).

Date: November 3-5, 2009

Place: Sliema, Malta



The LSPI Conference 2009 ( is the first international conferences of its kind, gathering experts from academia, government and industry to discuss key legal issues related to Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT, with special emphasis on Intellectual Property Rights and Privacy. This is the only Conference where


• all papers are blind reviewed by 2-3 experts and the result of the reviews are given within a week;

• all papers are edited to ensure quality before publication;

• all papers are published in top international journals after a second round of editing;

• authors participate in panel sessions, aside from giving an individual presentation;

• social and entertainment events are organized every night;

• buffet meals are provided.


This conference was first held in May 2006 in Hamburg, Germany and it generated significant international participation from a broad spectrum of academics, government officials, lawyers, judges and industry representatives interested in information technology law and policy. Since then, we have been in Copenhagen, Istanbul, Beijing, New York and more recently, Prague. The series is run through the International Association of IT Lawyers.


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   Hamburg  2006             Copenhagen 2006        Beijing   2007
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    Istanbul 2007            New York 2008          Prague 2008



We are delighted to build on this success and develop a first-rate program for the upcoming conference in Malta. The Conference is intended to bring together early career researchers from around the world interested in IT, Business and Trade law (including telecoms of course) to meet up with more established academics, judges, European Commission and other public sector specialists and industry leaders to discuss issues and topics at the heart of current developments.


This year the LSPI Conference is being held again with the International Law and Trade Conference.


Our conferences are devoted to expanding understanding and developing international relationships among those who are working with information technology issues, and trade law. The guiding principle of the Conference is to encourage communication and discussion of ideas at the frontiers of research on the information society and trade.


We are putting together a program that will fulfill this goal with an outstanding collection of speakers and discussants from all over the world. We will have an interesting mix of researchers, members of the judiciary, academic community, government policy executives and representatives from the ICT industry and trade.


The Conference will provide an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants from different backgrounds to come together and exchange ideas to discuss significant developments in IT law, and emerging issues on security.


Social events include a trip around Malta and a day tour to Sicily.