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 Millard ranks highly with his broad vision of the implications of IT law for international businesses”.Who's Who Legal Data 2023
“He's up there as a specialist who's done IT in detail over a long period of time.”Chambers and Partners 2022
“Christopher Millard is senior counsel to the practice, and is frequently brought in to assist the team and clients with complex projects and associated compliance with data protection rules..”Chambers and Partners 2022
"Christopher Millard is touted as a “mastermind” with three decades of experience advising on an array of regulatory matters including data privacy and protection and cloud issues."Who's Who Legal Global Elite Thought Leader 2021
Christopher is “excellent”Who's Who Legal Global Elite Thought Leader 2021
Christopher is "very knowledgeable"Chambers and Partners 2020
Christopher is "academically and technically very good, but he's also commercial."Chambers and Partners 2019