Forum for Ethical AI
Professor Ian Walden
Ian Walden is Professor of Information and Communications Law in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. 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), Media Law and Practice (2009), Telecommunications Law and Regulation (4th ed., 2012), Free and Open Source Software (2013) and Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations (2nd ed., 2016).
Ian has been a visiting professor at the universities of Texas, Melbourne and KU Leuven. Ian has been involved in law reform projects for the World Bank, European Commission, Council of Europe, Commonwealth, UNCTAD, ITU, UNECE and the EBRD, as well as numerous individual states. Ian was awarded a Council of Europe Human Rights Fellowship (1987-88); a seconded national expert to the European Commission DG-Industry (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) and a member of the Code Adjudication Panel at the Phone-paid Services Authority (2016- ). In September 2017, Ian was appointed a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group to support the application of the GDPR. Ian is a solicitor and Of Counsel to Baker McKenzie. Ian leads Queen Mary’s qLegal initiative and is a principal investigator on the Cloud Legal Project.