Professor Chris Reed, BA (Keele), LLM (London)
Professor of Electronic Commerce Law
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8078
Chris Reed is a member of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). He joined the Centre in 1987 and is responsible for the University of London LLM courses in Information Technology Law, Internet Law, Electronic Banking Law and Telecommunications Law. Chris has published widely on many aspects of computer law and research in which he was involved led to the EU directives on electronic signatures and on electronic commerce. From 1997-2000, Chris was Joint Chairman of the Society for Computers and Law, and in 1997-8 he acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. Chris participated as an Expert at the European Commission/Danish Government Copenhagen Hearing on Digital Signatures, represented the UK Government at the Hague Conference on Private International Law and has been an invited speaker at OECD and G8 international conferences. He is a former Director of CCLS, and from 2004 to 2009 was Academic Dean of the Faculty of Law & Social Sciences.
Cross-border regulation of online activities, electronic signatures, online banking and financial services, and all aspects of electronic commerce.
Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, "Law 2.0 - making laws for cyberspace" (2009-11), from which came his book Making Laws for Cyberspace (Oxford University Press 2012).
Currently engaged in research on community self-regulation and on various aspects of cloud computing.
- “On the applicability of the Consumer Protection Code to cloud computing transactions in Brazil” (with Clarice Castro and Ruy de Quieroz”, under submission)
- “On the Applicability of the Common European Sales Law to some Models of Cloud Computing Services” (with Clarice Castro and Ruy de Quieroz”, forthcoming European Journal of Law and Technology)
- “Cloud Governance: the way Forward” in Millard (ed), Cloud Computing Law (Oxford 2013, Oxford University Press) Ch 14
- “Ownership of Information in Clouds” (with Alan Cunningham) in Millard (ed), Cloud Computing Law (Oxford 2013, Oxford University Press) Ch 6
- “Consumer Protection in Cloud Environments” (with Alan Cunningham) in Millard (ed), Cloud Computing Law (Oxford 2013, Oxford University Press) Ch 13
- Making Laws for Cyberspace (Oxford University Press 2012) xxi + 249pp, ISBN 978-0199657612
- "How to Make Bad Law: Lessons from the Computing and Communications Sector", Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 40/2010 (January 2010)
- “Information ‘Ownership’ in the Cloud” in Gloria Teixeira & Ana Sofia Carvalho (eds), Os 10 Anos de Investigação (Almadina: Coimbra 2010) 135-159, ISBN 978-972-40-4225-1
- "Information 'Ownership' in the Cloud", Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 45/2010 (March 2010)
- “The challenge of hate speech online”, (2009) 18(2) Information & Communications Technology Law, 79-82, ISSN 1360-0834
- “Policies for Intermediary Immunity”, 19(6) Computers & Law (Feb/Mar 2009), ISSN 0140-3249, article 2,948 words
- “Why Must You Be Mean to Me? – crime, punishment and online personality”, Queen Mary University of London School of Law Working Paper (November 2008)
- “Taking Sides on Technology Neutrality”, (2007) 4:3 SCRIPT-ed 263 ISSN 744-2567
- “The Law of Unintended Consequences – embedded business models in IT regulation”, (2007) 2 JILT] ISSN 1361-4169
- Computer Law, 6ed (Co-editor with J. Angel), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, 487, ISBN: 0199205965
- Database Protection in Computer Law, 6ed (Co-editor with J. Angel), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, 487, ISBN: 0199205965
- Electronic Commerce in Computer Law, 6ed (Co-editor with J. Angel), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, 487, ISBN: 0199205965
- Internet Law: Text and Materials, 2ed, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 328, ISBN: 0521605229
- Liability (Co-author with A. Welterveden) in C. Reed and J. Angel (Editors), Computer Law, 5ed, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, 101-130, ISBN: 0199263507
- Electronic Commerce (Co-author with G. Sutter) in C.Reed and J. Angel (Editors), Computer Law, 5ed, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, 331-392, ISBN: 0199263507
- Liability of On-line Information Providers: Towards a Global Solution  17(3) International Review of Law, Computing & Technology 255-265, ISSN: 1360-0869
- Will On-line Gambling Become Lawful (Co-author with J. Whybrow)  18(1) Computer Law & Security Report 53-55, ISSN: 0267-3649
- Policy Implications, in Copyright: Whose Flexible Friend in the Information Society?, London: Intellectual Property Institute, 2001, ISBN: 1874001618
- Managing Regulatory Jurisdiction: Cross-Border Online Financial Services and the European Union Single Market for Information Society Service  38 Houston Law Review 1003-1035, ISSN: 0018-6694
- Legally Binding Electronic Documents: Digital Signatures and Authentication  35(1) International Lawyer 89-106, ISSN: 0020-7810