Christopher Millard

Christopher Millard

Scholar Title: Professor of Privacy and Information Law
Research Associate, Oxford Internet Institute

Department: Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Colleges / Universities: Queen Mary University of London


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London WC2A 3JB

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Christopher Millard is Professor of Privacy and Information Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London, where he has been teaching on a visiting basis since 1986 and joined the faculty as a Professor in 2008. He has over 30 years of experience in the technology and communications law fields; he has led many multi-jurisdictional information governance and data protection compliance projects, and advises international businesses on data protection, information law, privacy and related issues. In addition to his role at CCLS, Professor Millard is a Research Associate of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is also a consultant to the law firm Bristows.

Professor Millard is the author of Legal Protection of Computer Programs and Data (1985), one of the first comparative studies in the technology law field, and is a founding General Editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology (Oxford University Press). In 2008 and 2009, the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers designated him Internet and eCommerce Lawyer of the Year.

Before joining Bristows in 2008, he was head of the global privacy practice at Linklaters. He was a member of the OECD’s Steering Group on Contractual Solutions for Transborder Data Flows (2000-01) and since 2002 has been a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Task Force on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data. He has served as Chairman of the Society for Computer & Law (1994-96), as President of the International Federation of Computer Law Associations (1994-96) and as Co-Chair of the Technology & E-Commerce Committee of the International Bar Association (2002-04).


LLM University of Toronto, 1983

MA Criminology, University of Toronto, 1982

LLB University of Sheffield, 1980