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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

PARIS EVENT: Clouds of Things

29 June 2016

Time: 5:30am - 8:00pm
Venue: University of London Institute in Paris, 9 - 11 rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris, France

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), is pleased to announce the first of its seminars in Paris on: “Regulating Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things”.

"Clouds of Things” will be presented by Ian Walden, Solicitor and Professor of Information and Communications Law at QMUL. He will examine the legal and regulatory implications of the emergence of the Internet of Things, which rely 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’emergence de l'Internet des Objets / « Internet of Things », basé sur le « cloud » et mis en œuvre dans divers domaines don’t l’électroménager et la santé. L’accent sera mis sur les aspects de protection des données à caractère personnel et de protection des consommateurs.

Commentary on the presentation will be given by Dr Jatinder Singh of Cambridge University and Arnaud David of Microsoft France. Professor Christopher Millard of QMUL will moderate the discussion.

The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception at 8pm.

In collaboration with the Association Française des Juristes d'Entreprise.

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.

Further seminars on: "Data Localisation and European Clouds" and "Cloud Service Providers and Law Enforcement" will take place in October and December 2016.

How to book

This event is free but you must register by 27 June 2016. Register online via Eventbrite.


For more information, please contact the CCLS Events Team on

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