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Ian Walden

Ian Walden

Non Executive Board Member

Ian was appointed a Non Executive Board Member of the JCRA in October 2020.

Ian has extensive experience in technology, media and telecommunications policy, law and regulation.

Ian Walden is Professor of Information and Communications Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. His publications include Telecommunications Law and Regulation (5th ed., 2018). Ian has been a visiting professor at the universities of Texas, Melbourne and KU Leuven.

Ian has been involved in law reform projects for the World Bank, European Commission, Council of Europe, Commonwealth and UNCTAD, as well as numerous individual states. Ian was a ‘expert nationaux détaché’ to the European Commission (1995-96); Board Member and Trustee of the Internet Watch Foundation (2004-09); on the Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (2010-12); the Press Complaints Commission (2009-14), a member of the RUSI Independent Surveillance Review (2014-15) and is a member of the Code Adjudication Panel at the Phone-paid Services Authority (2016-21).

Ian is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group to support the application of the GDPR. Ian is a solicitor and Of Counsel to the global law firm Baker McKenzie.

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