Programme Committee Chairman: Steve Saxby

Steve Saxby. Prof Steve Saxby. (BA, Cert.Ed., MBCS, PhD, Solicitor) University of Southampton (for Selection of Papers for CLSR) Editor: The Computer Law and Security Report (Elsevier) and The Encyclopedia of Information Technology Law (Sweet and Maxwell). Stephen Saxby is Professor of IT Law and Public Policy at Southampton and Deputy Head of School (Research). He specialises in eGovernment, public information and geospatial policy in the UK.


Angela Adrian., (BBA , Schiller, London; MIM , Schiller, London, Juris Doctorate, Loyola, Louisiana); LL.M. , Aberdeen; Attorney, State of Louisiana, U.S. District Court for Louisiana ; Solicitor, England and Wales ) is a Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University.



Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas (PhD, MRes (EUI), JSM (Stanford), LLM (Columbia), MPhil (LSE), BA, LLB (Granada)Barrister & Solicitor (Madrid), Senior Lecturer in International Economic Law and EU Law) is Deputy Director of Graduate Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Rafael has acted as a consultant to the World Trade Organization's legal affairs division, has served in the United States Court of International Trade (Chambers of Judge Pogue), and has clerked at the European Court of Justice (Chambers of Advocate-General Kokott) as well as the Court of First Instance of the European Communities (Chambers of Judge Lindh).


Roger Baker., LLM (Strathclyde), FBCS, ACIB, BA.Econ hons, has a career spanning banking & insurance IT systems development, IT management and consultancy, and in recent years financial services regulation and IT Law. A former advisor to UK House of Commons Select Committee on Science & Technology, he established the British Computer Society’s Financial Services Specialist Group, and has contributed to the Society’s publications on Offshore Outsourcing, e-Commerce, the Euro, Year 2000 and Data Protection.












Fernando Barrio, recently named UK Law Teacher of the Year by the UK Centre for Legal Education of the Higher Education Academy, is currently Senior Lecturer in Business Law London Metropolitan Business School, and Adjunct Faculty on International Business Law and Media Law at the Webster University’s London Campus. His undergraduate studies took place at the Universidad de Belgrano and Universidad Nacional de La Plata, both in Argentina. Holds a MA in International Cooperation Studies (Legal System of International Cooperation) and a Ph.D. in International Cooperation from the Graduate School in International Development of the Nagoya University, Japan, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and teaching in Higher Education from the London Metropolitan University. Was advisor to the Governor of the Rio Negro Province for international economic cooperation, and was alternate representative to the national groups of the Common Market Group of MERCOSUR and the ECA 16 with Chile, and to the Foreign Trade and the Free Trade Zones Federal Councils of Argentina. Was in charge of the non-judicial negotiations area of the Buenos Aires’ law firm Piatigorsky and Assistant Professor of International Cooperation and Integration Processes Law at the Universidad de Belgrano. Was visiting professor of the Sasaki International Academy, research assistant at the Toyota Technological Institute and Teaching Assistant at the Nagoya University, all in Japan. Has spoken widely on matters related to computer law and intellectual property in several countries and has been consultant to the Corporation of London and other public and private institutions in Europe. Recently held the E. Desmond Visiting Professorship of Global Awareness at Webster University, St Louis, MO, USA, is the host of the TV series /Global Thinking/ of the Higher Education Channel of Missouri and has participated as speaker in both UN Internet Governance Forums.

Prof. Dr. (Juris) Jon Bing. Institute leader of the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, the second oldest academic institution in the world working specifically with the interrelationship of law and information / communication technology; Dr. Bing is the recipient of numerous international awards. He is the Editor of the news-letter Lov&data (Norwegian news-letter on computers and law, published by the Lawdata foundation) and is an editorial board member of over 16 international journals.








Prof. Dr Ian Brown. is a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, and an honorary senior lecturer at University College London. His work is focused on public policy issues around information and the Internet, particularly privacy, copyright and e-democracy. He also works in the more technical fields of information security, networking and healthcare informatics.
Dr Brown is co-Principal Investigator of the Fair Tracing and e-Curator projects, and teaches courses on Information and Society and Information Systems. He is a member of the VOTES project ethics committee and has advised the PRISD, SWAMI, PRISE and PRIME projects. Previously he worked on the PIMMS, CPOSS and CLEF projects and ran the Cambridge-MIT Institute's Critical Infrastructure Protection working group.Since 1998 Dr Brown has variously been a director of Privacy International, the Open Rights Group and the Foundation for Information Policy Research and an adviser to Greenpeace and Creative Commons UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the British Computer Society, a senior member of the ACM, and has consulted for the US Department of Homeland Security, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Allianz, McAfee, the BBC, the European Commission and the UK Information Commissioner's Office.Dr Brown's work has been covered by the BBC, CNN, CBC and numerous newspapers and magazines. In 2004 he was voted as one of the 100 most influential people in the development of the Internet in the UK over the previous decade.

Herbert Burkert . ( is Professor of Pubic Law, Information and Communication Law and President of the Research Centre for Information Law at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland and a Senior Researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems in Germany (currently on leave of absence). He is an International Fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project and of the Information Law and Policy Institute at  New York Law School. He studied law, history and political science in Cologne and Dublin, holds a doctorate from the University of Frankfurt and received his habilitation from the University of St. Gallen. He has served as an advisor to international organizations, regional and national governments. He is also the executive director of a contemporary art foundation in Germany.

Prof. R. (Richard) V. De Mulder  (1946) holds the chair of Computers and Law at the faculty of law, Erasmus University of law. He is the director of the Erasmus University research programme "Safety and Monitoring" which is part of the national research school "Safety and Security in Society" (onderzoeksschool maatschappelijke veiligheid, OMV). Richard De Mulder has a special interest in jurimetrical research and the application of new technology, especially for monitoring and safety.

Jos Dumortier  graduated in Law at K.U.Leuven (1973). After postgraduate studies in Nancy (Centre Européen Universitaire, 1974) and Heidelberg (DAAD, 1975), he became research fellow at K.U.Leuven. In 1981 he finished his Ph.D. in Law with a dissertation on Private International Conflicts of Law. From 1981 to 1992 he worked part-time as a lawyer in a large Brussels law office.  In 1985 he became a part-time lecturer and in 1993 a full-time Professor in Law and IT at K.U.Leuven. In 1990 he co-founded the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information Technology and was the Centre’s first Director. From 1991 to present he has been active in lecturing, research and consultancy in the area of Law and ICT, and he has published several books and articles on this subject. Prof. Dumortier is the editor of the International Encyclopedia of Cyberlaw (Kluwer International Publishers) and editorial board member of many other specialized publications. Prof. Dumortier is regularly working as an expert for the Belgian federal government, the Flemish government, the European Commission and several national and international organisations on issues relating to Law and ICT. Since 1 June 2004 Prof. Dumortier works part-time for the Brussels law firm LAWFORT (





Paul De Hert  holds the chair of ‘human rights’, ‘legal theory’, ‘(European) (and Constitutional) Criminal Law’ at the Free University of Brussels. He is the Director of the VUB-Research group on human rights (HUMR) and core member of the VUB-Research group Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS) which is devoted to the research subjects linked to the topic of his fellowship, i.e. sciences and technology in a democratic constitutional state.At Tilburg he holds a position as an associated-professor in the internationally renowned Tilburg Institute of Law and Technology at Tilburg University (TILT). Paul is an international expert with regard to e-justice, viz. issues related to justice and home affairs at the European (e-) level with an technological (electronic) (-e) component: biometrics, interoperability, international criminal records, Schengen, Prüm, availability, human rights and evidence and intelligence sharing. He is involved in national and international legal or multidisciplinary projects about issues such as ambient intelligence, identity, service platforms, profiling, data protection, intellectual property rights, e-publishing etc.

Eric Filiol is the Head Scientist Officer of the Operational Cryptology and Operational Computer Virology Lab at the French Army Signals Academy in Rennes and at the ESIEA Engineer Academy in Laval, France. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, a Habilitation Thesis in computer science, as well as, an engineer diploma in cryptology. His  main research interests are operational cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptosystems, and malware modelization.

Prof. dr. mr J.H.A.M. Grijpink  (1946) studied Economics (1969) and Law (1971) at Groningen University. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1997 at the Technical University Eindhoven for his thesis Chain-computerisation. He is Principal Advisor at the Strategy Development Department of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Professor of Information Science at Utrecht University. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Registered Information Expert (RI).

Prof. Willem Grosheide teaches law at the University of Utrecht as full professor in the field of private law and intellectual property law. He is Chairman of the Centre of Intellectual Property Law (Molengraaff Institute UU) and Director of several post graduate courses on behalf of judges, members of the bar and other practitioners in the Netherlands and abroad.









Ian Lloyd was educated at the Universities of Strathclyde and Exeter. Following an initial appointment as Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, Ian joined the staff of the Law School in 1979 and is currently Professor of Information Technology Law. Ian Lloyd has published widely on various topics relating to the use and misuse of information technology and is the author of two of the leading textbooks on the subject.

He is also managing editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology published by Oxford University Press and joint editor of the electronic Journal of Information, Law and Technology.

Ian has been grant holder for a number of externally funded research projects, including four funded under European Union programmes such as ESPRIT and Telematics Applications. Other projects have been funded by the British Library, HEFCE and the ESRC. Ian is also a member of the European Commissions Legal Advisory Board, a body of experts which is required to be consulted on all legislative proposals relating to the information market.



Minhu Ma, Professor of law at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, is the director of Chinese information law seminar, the academician of the World Jurist Association, the adviser of information & network security experts group of Shaanxi Province, the consultant of Xi'an Intermediate People's Court of the People’s Republic of China and the arbiter of Xi'an Arbitration Commission. Professor Ma specializes in intellectual property law, information & technology law, cyber-security law and the issues of information securities. He is also the chief advisor to the Ministry of Trade and Informatisation on information security.










Dr. Gregory C. Mosier is Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research interests include technology and law and international business. Prior to his current position he served as Regents Service and Puterbaugh Professor of Legal Studies in Business in the Williams S. Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Mosier is the author or co-author of numerous academic and commercial publications and a recipient of the OSU Regents Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003. He has been honored with the School's Outstanding Teaching Award and the University Extension Faculty Excellence Award. The MBA Student Association named him Professor of the Year in 2003, and he was recognized as the Outstanding MBA Faculty member for 1999. Mosier served as president of the Rocky Mountain Academy of Legal Studies in Business from 2002-03 and was president of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business from 1993-94. Mosier also served in various administrative capacities while at OSU. He was administrative committee chair for the Master of Science in Telecommunication Management Program. From 1997 -2004, Mosier was academic program chair for the MBA program offered by National Technological University. Mosier received a bachelor of science in 1978 from OSU, a juris doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1981 and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from OSU in 1986. Prior to joining the OSU faculty, he was a corporate attorney in Odessa and Houston, Texas with Parker Drilling Company. Mosier is a member of the State Bars of Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma.



Prof Sanette Nel (BLC LLB, University of Pretoria) and (LLM and LLD, University of South Africa) is Professor of Law at the University of South Africa. She has been teaching law for the past 21 years, more specifically Communication Law, Media law, Internet law and Medical Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and has practiced as an attorney until 2004. She is a member of the Unit for Medicine and Law and Co-director of the Certificate course in Medicine and Law. She has published numerous articles and delivered various papers on a wide range of topics – her research interests include Media Law, Internet Law, Medical Law and Environmental Law. She is one of the co-authors of the book Cyberlaw@SA:The Law of the Internet in South Africa. She has acted as assessor in a number of murder trials. As senior researcher she was involved with the research project for the compilation of a legal dictionary by the Centre for Legal Terminology in African languages and for a number of years she was involved with projects by the Centre for Women’s Studies.

Dr. Yves Poullet. Ph.D. in Law and graduated in Philosophy, is professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Namur and Liège, Belgium (FUNDP & Ulg) and Dean of the Faculty of Law in Namur.

Yves Poullet heads the CRID, since its creation in 1979. He conducts various researches in the field of new technology with a special emphasis on privacy issues and individual and public freedom in the Information Society. He is one of the legal experts at the UNESCO and the European Council. He was also member (1992-2004) of the Belgian Commission on Data Protection (Commission belgede protection de la vie privée) in charge of the sector of telecommunications and of the Working Group on Telecommunications and Media (International Conference of Data Protection Commissioners). In addition, he is a member of the Legal Advisory Board of European Commission and the president of the Task Force "Electronic Democracy and Access to public records".

He also chaired the Belgian Computer Association ABDI (Association Belge de Droit de 'Informatique). Yves Poullet is an active member of the Editorial Board of various famous law reviews. He is a founder of the European Telecommunication Forum, ECLIP and FIRILITE.




Kevin Rogers LLB LLM, is a Lecturer in Law at the School of Law, University of Hertfordshire. He lectures on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, specifically on E-Commerce Law and data protection issues, as well as Company Law and Commercial Law.
He also co-edits the Hertfordshire Law Journal, which encourages critical contributions that consider international commercial law in its various contexts, across the full spectrum of public and private international law, international trade, cyber law (including e-contracts, e-finance, e-crime and data protection) as well as the wider commercial concerns. Kevin is on the executive committee for BILETA (British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association).

John Selby is a Lecturer at the Division of Law at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.






Gary M. Shaw Vice Dean and Professor of Law A.B., 1975, University of Illinois; J.D., with distinction, 1979, The John Marshall School of Law; LL.M., 1983, Temple University School of Law. Admitted to the bar of Illinois, Dean Shaw was a law clerk for the Third District Illinois Appellate Court. A member of the Touro Law Center faculty for eighteen years, he authors the annual revisions of Evidence Laws of New York (Gould Publications) and writes in the area of constitutional law. Dean Shaw served as a counsel to the Government of Belarus in drafting its new constitution in 1994. On behalf of the ABA Central and East European Law Initiative, he has critiqued numerous draft constitutions of Central and Eastern European countries.







Reinhard Steennot obtained his law degree in 1998 and immediately joined the Financial Law Institute at the Ghent University (Belgium) as a full time researcher, sponsored by the Fund for Scientific Research.
Reinhard Steennot wrote a doctoral thesis on the legal aspects of electronic payment systems (2002), entitled: “Elektronisch betalingsverkeer: een toepassing van de klassieke principes”. In October 2003 he became professor at the Ghent University. Since then he teaches several courses, all relating to financial law and consumer law.
The research of Reinhard Steennot focuses mainly on issues of private banking law, consumer protection and electronic commerce. He is the author of several books (e.g. Financiële diensten op afstand) and many articles (mainly in Dutch). Other articles include: "The Single Payment Area", Journal of international banking law and regulation 2003, 481-487 and "Consumer protection relating to contracts concluded online: the European point of view", in Texas Consumer Law Journal 2005, 20-28.

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