Stephen Mason


Stephen Mason is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, a member of the IT Panel of the General Council of the Bar of England & Wales and an independent director of tScheme Limited (tScheme is the national body responsible for accreditation and supervision referred to in Article 3(4) of the EU Electronic Signature Directive).

Stephen is the author of Electronic Signatures in Law (3rd edn, Cambridge University Press, 2012), Electronic Banking: Protecting your rights (PP Publishing, 2012), and the general editor of Electronic Evidence (3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2012) and International Electronic Evidence (British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2008). He is also the founder, general editor and publisher of the international journal Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, which has become an international focal point for researchers in the area.

Stephen has acted as the external marker in postgraduate degrees dealing with electronic evidence: masterâ??s degree at the University of Oslo (2006) and doctorate at the Queensland University of Technology (2012, continuing). To encourage people to take the virtual world seriously, he wrote his first espionage novel (including a passing reference to lawyers) under the pseudonym of Felix M Temple, The Worldâ??s a Minefield.

Lexis®PSL Intellectual Property/Information Technology

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