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Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium

July 26-27, 1999
Montreal, Canada

Speaker Biography

Chris Reed

Head of the IT Law Unit
Queen Mary's College and University

Chris Reed is Reader in Information Technology Law and Head of the Information Technology Law Unit at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. 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; he is the editor and part author of Computer Law (3rd ed. Blackstone Press 1996) and the author of Electronic Finance Law (Woodhead Faulkner 1991) and Digital Information Law: electronic documents and requirements of form (Centre for Commercial Law Studies 1996). Research for which he was responsible led to the EC directives on electronic signatures and on electronic commerce.

Chris is consultant to the City of London law firm Arnheim Tite & Lewis, a correspondent law firm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Since 1997 he has been Joint Chairman of the Society for Computers and Law. From October 1997 to March 1998 he acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. He acted as an Expert at the European Commission/Danish Government Copenhagen Hearing on Digital Signatures, and has been an invited speaker at OECD and G8 international conferences.

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