Ian Walden

Ian Walden

Scholar Title: Professor of Information and Communications Law
Head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law

Department: Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Colleges / Universities: Queen Mary University of London


Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom

Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7882 8086

Email: i.n.walden@qmul.ac.uk

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 (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London. His current research interests are cybercrime, telecommunications law, media regulation and free and open source software.

Dr. Walden’s publications include Free and Open Source Software (2013), Telecommunications Law and Regulation (4th ed., 2012), Media Law and Practice (2009), Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations (2007), E-Commerce Law and Practice in Europe (2001), Cross-border Electronic Banking (2nd ed., 2000), Telecommunications Law Handbook (1997), EDI Audit and Control (1993), Information Technology and the Law (1990), and EDI and the Law (1989).

In addition to his positions at the university, Dr. Walden is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and is a consultant to the law firm Baker & McKenzie, where he advises on regulatory and transactional matters, including telecommunications and media law, data protection compliance, electronic commerce, software licensing, and IT systems and service contracts. He is also currently a member of the Press Complaints Commission.

Dr. Walden has been involved in law reform projects for the World Bank, the European Commission, UNCTAD, ITU, UNECE and the EBRD, as well as for a number of individual states. He 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); and on the Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (2010-12). He has also held visiting positions at the Universities of Texas and Melbourne.


Ph.D. Law, Nottingham Trent University, 1992

M.A. Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1986

B.A. Politics, Nottingham University, 1985