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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Professor Anne Flanagan, BA, JD, LLM


Professor of Communications Law

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8066


Anne is a member of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). She lectures on the University of London's traditional LLM courses in IT Law, Internet Law and Telecommunications Law as well as teaching distance learning courses in Privacy and Data Protection Law and European Communications Law. She is a New York State licensed attorney.

Before coming to Queen Mary, she practiced law for sixteen years as an associate with the law firm of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker in New York and in the U.S. financial services industry. Her experience includes insurance regulatory compliance, appellate litigation and state government relations for providers of life, health and property/casualty insurance and pension products. Among her varied functions as Senior Counsel at TIAA-CREF, the world's largest private pension system, where she worked for seven years, Anne served as counsel to the IT divisions.


Research Interests:

Anne's research interests lie in the areas of communications law, copyright, privacy and data protection, competition law, freedom of information law and e-government.


Publications since 2001

  • Blogging: A Journal Need Not a Journalist Make [2006] 16(2) Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal 395-427, ISSN: 1056-4128
  • Authorisation and Licensing in J. Angel and I. Walden (Editors), Telecommunications Law and Regulation, 2ed, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 153-213, ISBN: 0199274479
  • The Law and Computer Crime: Reading the Script of Reform [2005] 13(1) International Journal of Law and Information Technology 98-117, ISSN: 0967-0769
  • Honeypots: A Sticky Legal Landscape? (Co-author with I. Walden) [2003] 29(2) Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal 317-370, ISSN: 0735-8938
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley: Through the EU Data Protection Looking Glass [2002] 17(8) Journal of International Banking Law 237-248, ISSN: 0267-937X
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