Podcasts

2008

Mike Semple Piggot, author of the Charon QC Blawg in discussion about digital evidence (number 70) in July 2008, and a further pod cast (number 73) on electronic signatures

2006

Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion in discussion about electronic signatures with Stephen Mason

Interview given

‘Web masters’ Solicitors Journal, IT Supplement, 26 October 2001, 14 – 15

Submissions to Parliament

‘Banking and Fraud’ a written submission with Nicholas Bohm to the Treasury Committee on 17 January 2011

Other submissions

Response to Digital Agenda for Europe: Electronic identification, authentication and signatures in the European digital single market. Public consultation, with Michael Bromby, European Journal for Law and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012

Paper and Report

‘The use of electronic evidence in civil and administrative law proceedings and its effect on the rules of evidence and modes of proof A comparative study and analysis’ (assisted by Uwe Rasmussen) (European Committee on Legal Co-operation, Strasbourg, 27 July 2016, CDCJ(2015)14 final)

‘Proof of the authenticity of a document in electronic format introduced as evidence’ (October 2006) available as a free download from http://www.armaedfoundation.org/

Pamphlet

E-business for UK success: The Good Practice Guide (iTx Marketing Services Limited in association with BSI and DISC) Peter Howes, Alan Shipman and Stephen Mason

Book reviews

Every book report published in the Digital Evidence and Electronic Signatures Law Review

‘Courting Publicity: Twitter and Television Cameras in Court’ by Paul Lambert (Bloomsbury Professional, 2011) 4(2) Journal of Media Law (2012), 354-358

‘Evidence, Proof, and Fact-Finding in WTO Dispute Settlement’, by Michelle T. Grando, (Oxford University Press, 2009) International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Volume 60, Part 2, April 2011, 566-568

‘A Philosophy of Evidence Law: Justice in the Search for Truth’ by Hock Lai Ho (Oxford University Press, 2008) International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Volume 58, Part 4, October 2009, 1030-1033

‘Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations’ by Ian Walden (Oxford University Press, 2007) International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Volume 57, Part 4, October 2008, 997-998

‘The WTO, the Internet and Trade in Digital products: EU-US Perspectives’ by Sacha Wunsch-Vincent (Hart Publishing, 2006) Computers & Law On-line 2006 at http://www.scl.org

‘Information Technology Law’ by Diane Rowland and Elizabeth Macdonald (Cavendish Publishing Limited, 3rd edn, 2005) Computers & Law February/March 2006 Volume 16 Issue 6 36

‘Human Rights in the Digital Age’ edited by Mathias Klang and Andrew Murray (Glasshouse Press, 2005) Computers & Law April/May 2005 Volume 16 Issue 1 34 – 36

‘Tolley’s Data Protection Handbook’ Third Edition, Susan Singleton (Tolley) New Law Journal Autumn Book Review Supplement, Friday 8 October 2004, Volume 154, No 7174, 1478

‘e-Commerce: A Practical Guide to the Law’, Revised Edition, Susan Singleton (Gower), New Law Journal Book Review Supplement, Friday 11 April 2003, Volume 153, No 7075, 555

‘Managing Cyber-Risks: Strategic Approaches for Law Firms’, Computers and Law, August/September 2002, Volume 13, Issue 3, 15 – 16

Newspaper articles

2003

‘Sign on the electronic line, please’ The Times Law Section Tuesday December 16 2003 8

2002

‘The key to keeping a secret’, The Times Law Section, Tuesday September 24 2002, 5

Journal articles

2017

‘Banking and Fraud’ Computer Law & Security Review, 2017, Volume 33, Issue 2, 237 – 241 (with Nicholas Bohm)

‘Opinion on the Draft Convention on Electronic Evidence’ Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 2017, Volume 23, Issue 1, 1

2016

‘The concept of a Convention on Electronic Evidence’, Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, Issue 105, Spring 2016, 21 – 28

‘A proposed Convention on Electronic Evidence’, Pandora’s Box, 2016, 153 – 155

‘Electronic Signatures’ Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 2016, Volume 22, Issue 7, 173 – 174

2015

‘Towards a global law of digital evidence? An exploratory essay’, Revista de Concorrência e Regulação, Ano VI, number 23-24, julho– dezembro 2015, 239 – 258

‘Towards a global law of digital evidence? An exploratory essay’, Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, Issue 103, Autumn 2015, 19 – 28

‘Electronic signatures: the essentials’, InsideOut Magazine, 15 December 2015 http://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/in-house/insideout-magazine/electronic-signatures-the-essentials/5052726.fullarticle

‘Obtaining evidence from mobile devices and the cloud’, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 2015, Volume 21, Issue 8, 245 – 252 (with Esther George)

‘Introducing eDisclosure and eSignatures’, Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, September/October 2015, 7 – 8

‘“Trust” Between Machines? Establishing Identity Between Humans and Software Code, or whether You Know it is a Dog, and if so, which Dog?’, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 2015, Volume 21, Issue 5, 135 – 148 (with Timothy S. Reiniger)

‘The Internet and Privacy: Some Considerations’, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 2015, Volume 21, Issue 3, 68 – 84

2014

‘The structure of electronic evidence: have we got it right?’ Editorial, Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, Issue 99, Autumn 2014, 1

Teknolojivi Kullanmak: Avantajlari ve Dezavantajlan’, Bookmark, Mayis-Haziran 2014, t 9, 44

‘The control of dual-use technology’, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 2014, Volume 20, Issue 8, 228 – 238

‘Legal risks in the digital world’, Recovery, Winter 2014, 40

‘Identity Policy and Lex Informatica: Emerging Approaches’, Information Law Journal, Autumn 2014, Volume 5, Issue 4, 13 – 24 (with Timothy Reiniger)

‘Electronic Evidence’, Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, July/August 2014, 6 – 7

‘Electronic evidence: dealing with encrypted data and understanding software, logic and proof’, ERA Forum, Volume 15, Number 1, June 2014, 25 – 36

‘Case Commentary: A Curious Case of Electronic Evidence (and Perhaps an Electronic Signature)’, Ave Maria Law Review, Volume 12, Number 1, Winter 2014, 103 – 108

‘Electronic evidence: A proposal to reform the presumption of reliability and hearsay’, Computer Law and Security Review, Volume 30 Issue 1 (February 2014), 80 – 84

2013

‘Electronic evidence, the presumption of reliability and hearsay – a proposal’ Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Volume 177, No 39, 28 September 2013, 631 – 632

‘Is your number up?’ New Law Journal, Volume 163, 757, 13 September 2013, 7 – 8, with Nicholas Bohm

‘Electronic banking and how courts approach the evidence’, Computer Law and Security Review, Volume 29, Issue 2 (April 2013), 144 – 151

‘A curious case of electronic evidence (and perhaps an electronic signature)’, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 2013, Volume 19, Issue 2, 60 – 62

2012

‘Cameras in the courts: why the prohibition occurred in the UK’, Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, Issue 91 Autumn 2012, 22 – 27

Roger Porkess and Stephen Mason, ‘Looking at debit and credit card fraud’, Teaching Statistics, Volume 34, Number 3, Autumn 2012, 87 – 91 [This article was awarded the G Oswald George prize for 2012 – now translated into German: Betrug mit Kundenkarten und Kreditkarten, Stochastik in der Schule 34 (2014) 2, S. 15–18]

‘Revising the EU e-Signature Directive’, Communications Law, Volume 17 Number 2, 56 – 62

Informal Debate on the Issues Relating to Terminology and Clarification of Concept in Respect of the EU e-Signature Legislation, SCRIPTed, Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2012, 64 – 85

‘Vehicle remote keyless entry systems and engine immobilisers: do not believe the insurer that they are perfect’, Computer Law and Security Review, Volume 28, Issue 2 (April 2012), 195 – 200

‘Debit cards, ATMs and negligence of the bank and customer’, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Volume 27, Number 3, March 2012, 163 – 173

‘Some international developments in electronic evidence’, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 2012, Volume 18, Issue 1, 23 – 32

‘Guest article’ for CUP South Africa entitled ‘Signatures on facsimile transmissions and e-mail’ (on-line only)

‘UK credit card fraud: the scale of the problem’, e-Finance & Payments Law & Policy, January 2012, Volume 06, Issue 01, 14 – 16

2011

‘Compatibility Of The Licensing Of Embedded Patents With Open Source Licensing Terms’, International Free and Open Source Software Law Review, Volume 3 Number 2, 2011, with Iain G. Mitchell QC (who wrote most of it)

‘Digital evidence and ‘cloud’ computing’, Computer Law & Security Review, Volume 27, Issue 5, September 2011, 524 – 528, with Esther George

‘Encrypted Data’, EDDE Journal, Autumn 2011, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2 – 10

‘Digital evidence: beware of assuming too much’, Computers and Law, Volume 22 Issue 2 June/July 2011, 36-37

2010

‘E-disclosure in England and Wales’ Computer and Telecommunications Law Review Volume 16 Issue 4 2010 83 – 87

‘Identity and its verification’ Computer Law & Security Review, Volume 26, Number 1, January 2010, 43 – 51, with Nicholas Bohm

2009

‘Letter to the Editor’ The International Journal of Evidence & Proof Volume 13, number 4, 321-323

‘Electronic evidence and the meaning of ‘original’’ Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies Issue 79 Autumn 2009 26-28

‘Chip & pin fallacies’ New Law Journal Volume 159, No 7389, 16 October 2009, 1413-1414 with Roger Porkess

‘Authentication of digital documents’ e-Newsletter on the fight against cybercrime, Number 5 November 2009, 1-5

‘Electronic evidence: disclosure and admissibility’ Internet Newsletter for Lawyers & Law 2.0, September/October 2009, 6-7

‘When the chips are down: The bank, the PIN & the ATM’ New Law Journal, Volume 159, No 7376, 10 July 2009, 976

‘Lawyers and ‘identity’ cards’ Bar News section of Counsel July 2009, viii-ix

2008

‘Linking the person to the UK identity card’ Biometric Technology Today May 2008, 9-12

‘ID cards for all lawyers’ Bar News section of Counsel May 2008, v

‘Rethinking concepts in virtual evidence’ The Icfai Journal of Cyber Law, February 2008, Volume VII Number 1, 48 – 54

‘Archiving and storing e-mails – The legal and practical issues’ Computer Law & Security Report, Volume 24, Number 2, 176 – 180

‘Digital evidence: the new challenge’ The Barrister Number 36, 1 April – 23 May 2008, 18 – 19

2007

‘Authentic digital records: laying the foundation for evidence’ The Information Management Journal, September/October 2007, Volume 41, No 5, 32 – 40

‘Some security issues’ Bar News section of Counsel April 2007, iv – v

‘Electronic Signatures in Practice’ The Icfai Journal of Cyber Law, February 2007, Volume VI Number 1, 8 – 22

2006

‘The international judicial recognition of electronic signatures – has your agreement been signed?’ Communications Law, Volume 11 Number 5, 2006, 150 – 160, with Sharon Christensen and Kathryn O’Shea

‘Authentication of electronic evidence’ Information Age, October/November 2006, 3 – 5

‘Practical tips for on-line arbitration and mediation’ Bar News section of Counsel September 2006, iii

‘Electronic Signatures in Practice’ Journal of High Technology Law, Volume 6, Number 2, 148 – 164, also available as a free download from http://www.law.suffolk.edu/

‘Electronic Signatures in Practice’ Elektron, April 2006, 58 – 61

‘Digital Evidence’ LegalIT, April 2006, 15

‘Electronic signatures in practice’ The British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Information Management March 2006 Volume 23 Number 2 22 – 24

2005

‘Email and compliance’ Computer Fraud & Security December 2005 8 – 11

‘Mobile telephone vulnerabilities’ Bar News section of Counsel November 2005 iii

‘Signing a name without using a manuscript signature’ The Ataxian Autumn 2005 issue number 151 15

‘Trusted computing and forensic investigations’ Digital Investigation Volume 2 Number 2 189 – 192

‘Web site design and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995’, Computer Law and Security Report Volume 21 Number 4 2005 298 – 309 with Catherine Casserley, Legal Officer, Disability Rights Commission

‘Litigation Management: E is for E-disclosure’ LegalIT July/August 2005 Volume 6 No 7 24 – 25; http://www.legalit.net/PrintItem.asp?id=25185

‘Elected councillors and email’ Data Protection Law & Policy Part 1 July 2005 Volume 2 Issue 7 10 – 11, Part 2 August 2005 Volume 2 Issue 8 11 – 12

‘The international implications of using electronic signatures’ Computer and Telecommunications Law Review Volume 11 Issue 3 2005 160 – 166

‘Lawyers and Electronic Signatures’ Internet Newsletter for Lawyers July/August 2005 3 – 4

‘Make your mark’ Legal Week Volume 7 Number 22 16 June 2005 25

‘Approaches to electronic signatures’ The Barrister Number 25, 10 June 2005 14 – 15

Editorial ‘Is there a need for identity cards?’ Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies Issue 57 January/February 2005 3

‘Digital signatures: is that really you?’ The IEE Engineering Management February/March 2005 10 – 13

‘Trusting your computer to be trusted’ Computer Fraud & Security January 2005 7 – 11

2004

‘Wi-Fi and security’ Bar News section of Counsel, Part 1 in December 2005, pp vi-vii and Part 2 in February 2005, pp viii-ix

‘Bridging the gap: what is it to be, stagnant or running water? Politicians need to decide’, Information Security Bulletin, Volume 9, Issue 8, October 2004, 295 – 302

‘Electronic payment mechanisms’ Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies Part I Issue 55 September/October 2004 21 – 28 Part II Issue 56 November/December 2004 10 – 16

‘Wi-Fi and security’ BNA International World Internet Law Report October 2004 20 – 25

‘Electronic signatures: a risky business’ The Pharmaceutical Journal 9 October 2004 Volume 273 Number 7320, 522 – 523

‘Is there a need for identity cards?’ Computer Fraud & Security Part 1 August 2004 9 – 15 and Part 2 September 8 – 14

‘Establishing Intent in the Electronic Environment’ BNA International World Internet Law Report May 2004 3 – 5

‘Validating identity for the electronic environment’ The Computer Law and Security Report Volume 30, Number 3 2004 164 – 170

‘Electronic Signatures Are Here to Stay’ Advising Business: Law & Practice Volume 2 Issue 10 7 – 8

‘Is there a future for Internet voting?’ Computer Fraud & Security March 2004 6 – 13

‘Don’t discriminate electronically’ Bar News Counsel February 2004 v

2003

‘Authenticating identity for the electronic environment’ (translated into Russian) Legal Informatization Journal National Center of Legal Information Republic of Belarus Volume 6 2003 127 – 132

‘A comparison of the risks between the use of manuscript and electronic signatures’ Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies Issue 50 November/December 2003 11 – 13

‘The Signature in Electronic Conveyancing: An Unresolved Issue?’ The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer November – December 2003 460 – 472 with Nicholas Bohm, consultant to Fox Williams in e-commerce matters

‘Signing on the dotted line’ Property in Practice The Journal of the Law Society Property Section, December 2003, Issue 5, 19 – 21 with Nicholas Bohm

‘Electronic signatures: the parties in the chain’ Computer and Telecommunications Law Review Volume 9: Issue 8 December 2003 215 – 216

‘Practical Problems of Digital Signatures’ Internet Newsletter for Lawyers November/December 2003 9 – 10

‘Implementing corporate e-mail policies’ Managing Risk Summer 2003 14 – 15

‘Keeping your data safe’ Bar News Counsel July 2003 iv

‘Some Legal Remarks’, Cyber-Brand Protection, Information Security Bulletin, May 2003, Volume 8, 141

‘Managing your e-mail’, Bar News, Counsel, May 2003, vi

‘Email is wonderful, until it goes wrong’, Business Contact Magazine of the North East Chamber of Commerce, March 2003, 66 with Robert Campbell, Managing Director of ecommnet Limited

‘Managing email’, New Law Journal IT Supplement, Friday 14 March 2003, Volume 153, No 7071, 397 – 398

‘Safety First’, Counsel, March 2003, 26 – 28

‘Electronic signatures explained’, Advising Business: Law & Practice, Volume 1 Issue 5, 12 -14

‘Electronic Security is a Continuous Process’, Computer Fraud & Security, January 2003, 13 – 15

‘Sending documents in electronic formats: the dangers’, New Law Journal, Friday January 17 2003, Volume 153, No 7063, 59

‘Scrap Rome II?’, The Journal of E-commerce, Technology and Communications, Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2003, 1 – 3 with Will Roebuck, Law and Policy Executive, e.centre Law and Policy Group

2002

‘The evidential issues relating to electronic signatures’, published in two parts in The Computer Law and Security Report, Part I May/June 2002, Volume 18, Issue 3, 175 – 180, Part II July/August, Volume 18, Issue 4, 241 – 248

‘E-mail: retention, disposal and dealing with misuse’, Managing Partner, Volume 5 Issue 3, July/August 2002, 28 – 31

‘E-mail: retention, disposal and dealing with misuse’, Risk Management Bulletin, Volume 7 Issue 1, July/August 2002, 21 – 24

‘Why lawyers need to secure their electronic doors’, New Law Journal, Friday July 12 2002, Volume 152, No 7040, 1058 – 1059

‘E-banking and authentication’, Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, Issue 41, May/June 2002, 22 – 25

‘Lawyers and the duty of confidentiality in the electronic age’, New Law Journal, Friday May 3 2002, Volume 152, No 7030, 662 – 663, 677

‘Starting out laws’, Executive Woman, March/April 2002, 38

‘Safe as houses: e-mail, the internet and monitoring employees’, The Pod, Spring 2002, 2

‘Electronic Signatures: What and Why?’, Cyber-Risks News, Issue 3, March 2002

‘Electronic signatures explained’, Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, January/February 2002, 3 – 4, 10

‘Web site design and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995’, Computers and Law, December 2001/January 2002, Volume 12, Issue 5, 16 – 20 with Catherine Casserley, Legal Officer, Royal National Institute for the Blind

‘Ebusiness: The European Directive’, Smart commerce executive, January 2002, 128 – 133

‘Limiting your legal exposure to e-risks’, The Communications Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management Yearbook 2001 – 2002, 40 – 42

2001

‘The improper use of e-mail and internet facilities’, City Security, Issue 8, 2001, 10 – 13

‘On good terms’, Executive Woman, August/September 2001, 47

‘Investing in the dot com market’, Smart commerce executive, April 2001

‘Companies ignore data protection at their peril’, Business Weekly, 15 March 2001, 18

‘Investing in the Dot Com Market’, Link-up The Magazine of the Great Eastern Investment Forum, December 2000 – March 2001, Issue no 6, 3

‘E-business and the Board’, International Journal of e-Business Strategy Management, Volume Two, Number Three, February/March 2001, 209 – 214

‘Risk in the electronic market place’, Smart commerce executive, January 2001, 18 – 23

‘Be lord of your domain name!’, Business Weekly, January 31, 2001, XI

2000

‘The internet and regulation’, Business Weekly, December 14, 2000, 10

‘Welcome e-business with care’, Risk Management Bulletin, November/December 2000, 14 – 18

‘Assessing Contract Risk in E-Commerce’, International Journal of e-Business Strategy Management, Volume Two, Number Two, November/December 2000, 167 – 172

‘Approaching contract risk in e-commerce’, Risk Management Bulletin, October 2000, Volume 5, Issue 3, 8 – 12

‘Getting Ahead in E-Commerce’, The Law Coach, onlineCPD Newsletter, June 2000, 5 – 6

‘Lawyers and the shift to e-commerce’, British-Nordic Lawyers Association Bulletin, Volume 3, 2000, 43 – 46

‘Risk, business and e-commerce’, Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, Issue 27, May 2000, 9 – 13

‘Know your rights’, International Journal of Business Continuity Management, Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2000, 39 – 42

‘Names could ever hurt you’, e.business, February 2000, 24

‘Manage risk, don’t take it’, Executive Woman, Millennium Issue, 49

‘E-commerce: The Future’, Enterprise Link, Issue 3, January 2000, 3

1999

‘Electronic Signatures: The Technical and Legal Ramifications’, Computers and Law, December 1999/January 2000, Volume 10, Issue 5, 37 – 44

‘Directors Duties’, Risk & Continuity, The International Journal for Best Practice Management, Volume 2, Issue 4, December 1999, 23 – 26

The Century Date Change Problem

Pamphlet

The Century Date Change Problem: The legal ramifications for business (January 1998)

Book

The Computer Time Bomb: A guide to the legal issues for business (May 1998)

E-books

The Millennium Bug: A guide to the legal issues for business (May 1999 with the Action 2000 logo and distributed on the cover CD ROMs of PC Magazine in May 1999 and PC Pro in July 1999 to 300,000 readers)

The Year 2000: A guide to the legal issues for business (July 1999)

Legal Audit tool for business

Legal Audit: The century date change (available on CD ROM only)

Articles

‘Directors face Y2K liability’, Survive!, The International Business Continuity Magazine, November 1999

‘Work within the letter of the law’, Eastern Director, The Official Journal of Eastern Branch of the Institute of Directors, June/July 1999, Issue 42, 12

‘Insurers exclude liability over millennium change’, Eastern Director, The Official Journal of Eastern Branch of the Institute of Directors, May/June 1999, Issue 41, 12

‘RSVP with care’, Survive!, The International Business Continuity Magazine, May 1999, 44

‘Still time for action’, Survive!, The International Business Continuity Magazine, February 1999, 13 – 15

‘Year 2000 Compliance Letters’, Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, News, October 1998, No 26, 4

‘The computer time bomb: Will it affect you?’ The Pytchley Echo Issue No 15 Autumn 1998 24 – 2