Clouds of Things

Regulating Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things

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The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London, in cooperation with the AFJE, requests the pleasure of your company at the first of its seminars in Paris on:  “Regulating Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things”


Registration/Inscription :  RSVP before 27 June 2016  - see above (limited spaces available, RSVP to reserve)

There is no fee to attend. 


This first seminar: "Clouds of Things” will be presented by Ian Walden, Solicitor and Professor of Information and Communications Law at Queen Mary University of London. He will examine the legal and regulatory implications of the emergence of the Internet of Things, which relies on cloud infrastructure, from domestic appliances to health care solutions. The session would specifically examine the data protection and consumer protection aspects.

Ce séminaire, en anglais, aura pour but d’examiner les implications juridiques de l’émergence de l'Internet des Objets / « Internet of Things », basé sur le « cloud » et mis en œuvre dans divers domaines dont l’électroménager et la santé. L’accent sera mis sur les aspects de protection des données à caractère personnel et de protection des consommateurs.


Insight on the topic and presentation will be provided by Dr Jatinder Singh of Cambridge University and Arnaud David of Microsoft France. Professor Christopher Millard of Queen Mary University of London will moderate the discussion.



Wednesday 29 June 2016


18h (accueil from 17h30)

The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception, as of 8pm.


About the Speaker

Ian Walden is Professor of Information and Communications Law and head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law (ICCL) 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), Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations (2007), Media Law and Practice (2009), Telecommunications Law and Regulation (4th ed., 2012) and Free and Open Source Software (2013).

Ian has been involved in law reform projects for the World Bank, the European Commission, Council of Europe, UNCTAD, ITU, UNECE and the EBRD, as well as numerous individual states. Ian was awarded a Council of Europe Human Rights Fellowship (1987-88); was 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), and a member of the RUSI Independent Surveillance Review (2014-15). 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.



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