Christopher Millard

Senior Counsel

Christopher Millard - Senior Counsel

Christopher Millard is Professor of Privacy and Information Law and head of the Cloud Legal Project in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. He is also a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute. He has over 30 years experience in technology law, both in academia and legal practice. Before he joined Bristows in 2008, Christopher was a partner at a magic circle law firm for six years and head of that firm’s global privacy practice. Prior to that he was at another multinational magic circle law firm for more than 18 years, including 10 years as a partner.

His first book, Legal Protection of Computer Programs and Data (1985), was a pioneering comparative study in the technology law field. He is a General Editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology (Oxford University Press) and was a founding editor of Data Protection Laws of the World.

Christopher 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 Computers & 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).


  • LLB (Hons), University of Sheffield
  • MA Criminology, University of Toronto
  • LLM, University of Toronto
  • Qualified 1986

What others say

Christopher is "very knowledgeable" Chambers and Partners 2020
Christopher is "academically and technically very good, but he's also commercial." Chambers and Partners 2019

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