Information Technology Law (9th edition)

ISBN : 9780198830559

Ian Lloyd
584 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Apr 2020
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  • A well-established, authoritative, and thorough account of information technology law
  • The author looks at the subject in its wider context, examining the legal response to the latest IT-related developments within society, bringing the law to life for readers and examining how legal issues in IT can affect us all
  • While focusing on the UK and EU, the book also looks at international issues in IT law, giving readers an holistic overview of how the law in this area operates globally
  • Provides references to further reading and points for further consideration, encouraging readers to think for themselves about the current issues within IT law

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018, alongside discussion of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Directive (EU) 2016/680 on the protection of personal data, including analysis of the use of Facebook data in the US Presidential election
  • Commentary on the misuse of personal information and the European Commission's regulation of digital operators, such as Google and Facebook
  • Discussion on the Criminal and Courts Act 2015 on addressing unwarranted dissemination of sexual images and revenge pornography
  • Consideration of developments in the field of software liability in the light of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 in relation to digital products and content
  • Consideration of the nature and regulation of crypto-currencies

Information technology affects all aspects of modern life. From the information shared on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to online shopping and mobile devices, it is rare that a person is not touched by some form of IT every day.
Information Technology Law examines the legal dimensions of these everyday interactions with technology and the impact on privacy and data protection, as well as their relationship to other areas of substantive law, including intellectual property and criminal proceedings. Focusing primarily on developments within the UK and EU, this book provides a broad-ranging introduction and analysis of the increasingly complex relationship between the law and IT.
Information Technology Law is essential reading for students of IT law and also appropriate for business and management students, as well as IT and legal professionals.
Online resources
The accompanying online resources include a catalogue of web links to key readings and updates to the law since publication.


Privacy, Anonymity, and Data Protection
1: The dead of privacy and the growth of surveillance
2: The emergence of data protection
3: The scope of data protection
4: Supervisory agencies
5: The data protection principles
6: Individual rights and remedies
7: Sectoral aspects of data protection
8: Transborder data flows
Part II - Computer-Related Crime
9: National and international responses to computer-related crime
10: Substantive criminal law provisions
11: Virtual criminality
12: Detecting and prosecuting computer crime
Part III - Intellectual Property Issues
13: The emergence and forms of intellectual property law
14: Key elements of the patent system
15: Software patents
16: Copyright protection
17: Enforcement issues
18: Protection of databases
19: Design rights
20: Trademark issues
21: Internet domain names
Part IV - E-Commerce
22: International and european initiatives in e-commerce
23: Electronic money
24: Contractual issues

About the author: 

Ian J. Lloyd, Formerly Senior Specialist, HSU, National Research University, Russian Federation and Visiting Professor, Open University of Tanzania
Professor Ian J. Lloyd formerly a Senior Specialist at the Higher School of Economics, National Research University, Russian Federation, and Visiting Professor at the Open University of Tanzania. He has published widely on various topics related to the use and misuse of information technology, and is general editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology published by Oxford University Press.

Review from previous edition
"It's a leading book on Information Technology Law offering a detailed account and authoritative insights on fascinating topical issues in easily accessible narrative" - Dr Mark Leiser, University of Leiden

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