Professor Ian Walden, BA (Nott), MA (Virginia), PhD (Nott Trent)
Professor of Information and Communications Law
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8086
Dr Ian Walden is Professor of Information and Communications Law and head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London.
Ian has held visiting positions at the Universities of Texas and Melbourne.
His publications include EDI and the Law (1989), Information Technology and the Law (1990), EDI Audit and Control (1993), Cross-border Electronic Banking (2nd ed., 2000), Telecommunications Law Handbook (1997), E-Commerce Law and Practice in Europe (2001), Telecommunications Law and Regulation (3rd ed., 2009), Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations (2007) and Media Law and Practice (2009).
Ian has been involved in law reform projects for the World Bank, the European Commission, UNCTAD, UNECE and the EBRD, as well as for a number of individual states. National Expert to the European Commission DG-Industry (1995-96). Board Member and Trustee of the Internet Watch Foundation (2004-2009). Ian is a solicitor and is Of Counsel to Baker & McKenzie and is on the Board of the Press Complaints Commission.
- LAW6011 Cyberspace Law
Ian Walden's current research projects are in the fields of computer crime, freedom of information and communications law.
Publications since 2005
- Media Law and Practice, Joint editor and sole author of Chapter 2 ‘Who owns the media?’ (17,624 words) and Chapter 11 ‘Criminal Content and Control’ (17,316 words), Oxford University Press, October 2009.
- Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations, sole authored (206,000+ words), Oxford University Press, March 2007 (ISBN 978-0-19-929098-7).
- Telecommunications Law and Regulation, 3rd edition, (2009), 2nd edition, Oxford University Press (2005), 1st edition Blackstone Press (2001) - Sole editor and sole author of Chapter 1, ‘Telecommunications Law and Regulation: An Introduction’ (8,602 words); Chapter 8, ‘European Telecommunications Law’ (18,847 words) and Chapter 11, ‘The International Regulatory Regime’ (20,343 words) and joint author of Chapter 8 ‘Access and Interconnection’ (21,772 words) (ISBN 0-19-927447-9). An Indian edition was published 2007.
Chapters in books
- “Law enforcement access in a cloud environment”, forthcoming in Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing: Selected Topics, Springer, 2012.
- “Online crime and security” (with Ross McKean), Chapter 4 in A Practitioner’s Guide to the Law and Regulation of Financial Crimes, Thomson Reuters, November 2010 (5,804 words).
- “Computer forensics and the presentation of evidence in criminal cases”, Chapter in Handbook on Internet Crime, eds. Jewkes, Y. and M. Yar, Willan Publishing, 2009 (14,080 words).
- “Friends and relations: Data protection and privacy under UK law”, published as “Data protection e privacy nel Regno Unito: nessi ed implicazioni”, pp. 993-1020, Chapter in Il codice di trattamento dei dati personali, eds. V. Cuffaro, R. D’Orazio e V. Ricciuto, Dott. Giuliano Giappichelli, (ISBN 978-88-348-5735-9) (12,130 words), 2007.
- Contributing author to Concise European IT Law, eds. Büllesbach, Poullet, Prins, Kluwer Law International, 2006 (6,159 words); 2nd ed. forthcoming 2010.
- “Competition issues in intellectual property transactions”, (with Demetriades and Murray), pp. 239-255, Intellectual Property Issues in Commercial Transactions (ed. Demetriades), Sweet & Maxwell, 2008.
- “Cybercrime and Jurisdiction in the United Kingdom”, Chapter in Cybercrime Jurisdiction: A Global Survey, eds. B-J Koops, and S. Brenner, T.M.C. Asser Press, 2006 (8, 428 words).
- ”Broadcasting privacy”, (with Lorna Woods) (2011) 3(1) Journal of Media Law 117–141 (11,680 words).
- “Ensuring competition in the Clouds: The role of Competition law?” (with Laíse Da Correggio Luciano), in ERA Forum, vol. 12, no. 2, 2011 (8,453 words).
- “The Internet: Access Denied Controlled!” (with Martin Wasik)  Crim. L.R. Issue 5 (5,807 words).
- “Contracts for Clouds: A Comparative Analysis of Terms and Conditions for Cloud Computing Services” (with Simon Bradshaw and Christopher Millard)(17,000 words), in International Journal of Law and Information Technology, vol. 19, no. 3, 2011: pp. 187-223.
- “Mine host is searching for a ‘neutrality’ principle!”, pp. 203-2-9, Computer Law and Security Report, vol. 26, no. 2, 2010 (6,328 words).
- “Regulating broadcasting in a converging environment: Without frontiers and without a fuss!” (2007) 12(4) Media and Arts Law Review 423 (8,159 words). An earlier version was published in Revista de Direito de Informática e Telecomunicações, pp. 129-149, Vol. 2, Jan-July 2007, (7,480 words).
- “Laws and Contracts in an eCommerce Environment”, pp. 299-314, in Information Economy Report 2006: The Development Perspective, UNCTAD (8,361 words), 2006.
- “Communication service providers: Forensic source and investigatory tool”, pp.10-17, Information Security Technical Report, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2006 (7,090 words)
- Telecommunications Law and Regulation, 2ed, (Co-editor with J. Angel), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 731, ISBN: 0199274479
- Telecommunications Law and Regulation: An Introduction, in I. Walden and J. Angel (Editors), Telecommunications Law and Regulation, 2ed, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 3-22, ISBN: 0199274479
- European Union Communications Law, in I. Walden and J. Angel (Editors), Telecommunications Law and Regulation, 2ed, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 107-149, ISBN: 0199274479
- The International Regulatory Regime, in I. Walden and J. Angel (Editors), Telecommunications Law and Regulation, 2ed, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 463-500, ISBN: 0199274479
- Crime and Security on Cyberspace  18(1) Cambridge Review of International Affairs 51-68, ISSN: 0955-7571
- Accessing public information  7 Electronic Business Law 8-10, ISSN: 1464-9624
- Protecting Privacy Rights in an Online World, in E-Commerce and Development Report 2004, Geneva: UNCTAD, 2004, 155-177, ISBN: 9211126533
- Harmonising Computer Crime Laws in Europe  12(4) European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice 321-336, ISSN: 0928-9569
- Forensic Investigations in Cyberspace for Civil Proceedings  18(2) International Review of Law Computers and Technology 275-287, ISSN: 1360-0869
- Data Protection, in C. Reed and J. Angel (Editors), Computer Law, 5ed, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, 417-454, ISBN: 0199263507
- Addressing the Data Problem  8(2) Information Security Technical Report 18-31, ISSN: 1363-4127
- Retaining and Accessing Communications Data  8 Tolley's Communications Law 220-224, ISSN: 1361-9918
- Directive 97/7/EC on the Protection of Consumers in Respect of Distance Contracts, in A. Lodder and H. Kaspersen (Editors), eDirectives: Guide to European Law on E-Commerce, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2002, 11-31, ISBN: 9041117520
- Honeypots: A Sticky Legal Landscape (Co-author with A. Flanagan)  29 Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal 317-370, ISSN: 0735-8938
- Anonymising Personal Data  9(2) International Journal of Law and Information Technology 224-237, ISSN: 0967-0769
- Telecommunications Law and Regulation, Oxford: Blackstone Press, 2001, 578, ISBN: 1841741213
- E-Commerce Law and Practice in Europe (Co-editor with J. Hörnle), Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing, 2001, ISBN: 1855735806
- Regulating Electronic Commerce: Europe in the Global E-conomy,  26 European Law Review 529-547, ISSN: 0307-5400
- Balancing Rights: Surveillance and Data Protection  3(11) Electronic Business Law 10-12, ISSN: 1464-9624
Other Selected Publications:
- Cross-Border Electronic Banking, 2ed, (Co-editor with C. Reed and L. Edgar), London: Lloyd's of London Press, 2000, ISBN: 1859785557
- Telecommunications, in Halsbury's Laws of England, Volume 45(1) Telecommunications and Broadcasting, 4ed (reissue), London: Butterworths, 1999, 6-164, ISBN: 0406921091
- Telecommunications Law Handbook (Co-editor with J. Angel), London: Blackstone Press, 1997, ISBN: 1854315951
- Information Technology and the Law, 2ed, (Co-editor with C. Edwards and N. Savage), London: Macmillan, 1990, ISBN: 0333531507