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Ian Walden (Dr)

Professor, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

Ian Walden (Dr)

Dr Ian Walden is Professor of Information and Communications Law and Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Walden is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group to support the application of the GDPR and a member of the Code Adjudication Panel at the Phone-paid Services Authority (2016-). His is also a solicitor and Of Counsel to Baker McKenzie. He leads Queen Mary’s Legal initiative and is a principal investigator on the Cloud Legal Project.

Dr Walden has been a visiting professor at the universities of Texas, Melbourne and KU Leuven. Dr Walden has been involved in law reform projects for the World Bank, European Commission, Council of Europe, Commonwealth and UNCTAD, as well as numerous individual states. He was an ‘expert nationaux détaché’ to the European Commission (1995-96); Board Member and Trustee of the Internet Watch Foundation (2004-09); on the Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (2010-12); the Press Complaints Commission (2009-14), a member of the RUSI Independent Surveillance Review (2014-15).

His publications include Media Law and Practice (2009), Free and Open Source Software (2013), Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations (2nd ed., 2016) and Telecommunications Law and Regulation (5th ed., 2018).

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