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 at Queen Mary University of London. He has over 35 years’ experience in technology law, both in academia and legal practice. In recent years, his research has related mainly to contractual and regulatory issues in cloud computing, the internet of things, machine learning, blockchain, and robotics.

His first book, Legal Protection of Computer Programs and Data (1985), was one of the first international comparative law works in the field and he has since published widely on legal and regulatory issues relating to information technology, data protection, e-commerce, and internet law. Christopher is Editor and Co-Author of Cloud Computing Law (Oxford University Press, 2nd edition 2021) and is a founding Editor of both the International Journal of Law and Information Technology and of International Data Privacy Law. He is a Fellow and former Chair of the Society for Computers & Law, a past-President of the International Federation of Computer Law Associations, and a past-Chair of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association.


  • 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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