Christopher Millard is Professor of Privacy and Information Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London where his teaching responsibilities include Masters of Law courses in Cyberspace Law and Information Law. He is also Of Counsel to the law firm Bristows.

He received an LLB (Hons) from the University of Sheffield in 1980. After taking his professional examinations in 1981, he spent two years at the University of Toronto where he received an MA in Criminology (1982, Connaught Fellow) and an LLM (1983, University of Toronto Fellow). He is the author of Legal Protection of Computer Programs and Data (1985), one of the first comparative studies in the technology law field, and is a founding General Editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology (Oxford University Press).

He was a member of the OECD’s Steering Group on Contractual Solutions for Transborder Data Flows (2000-01) and since 2002 has been a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Task Force on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data. He is a past Chair and is now a Fellow of the Society for Computers and Law. He has 25 years experience of advising international businesses on data protection, information law, privacy and related issues. Before joining Bristows in 2008, he was head of the global privacy practice at Linklaters and prior to that he was at partner at Clifford Chance. In June 2008 the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers designated him Internet and eCommerce Lawyer of the Year.

Research interests

law, privacy, international privacy regulation, information governance

Positions held at the OII

  • Research Associate, September 2011 – November 2019
  • Senior Research Fellow, September 2008 – August 2011


Past projects

  • OeSS: The Oxford e-Social Science Project

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Professor Paul Allan David, Professor Ralph Schroeder, Dr Marina Jirotka, Dr Annamaria Carusi, Dr Matthijs den Besten, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Kathryn Eccles, Professor Christopher Millard, Professor Michael Parker, Dr Justine Pila, Professor Tina Piper, Dr Michael Spence, Professor David Vaver

    The Oxford e-Social Science project aims to understand how e-Research projects negotiate various social, ethical, legal and organizational forces and constraints, in order to help researchers avoid these problems when building scientific collaborations.