Mark Leiser

Lecturer in Law

University of Leicester

Mark Leiser is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester and has lectured Internet Governance, Intellectual Property, and Privacy/Crime/Security on the Masters Programme, and Intellectual Property, Company and Commercial Law to the undergraduates at the University of Strathclyde and has assisted with the teaching of Information Technology Law and Digital Rights at the London School of Economics and SciencesPo in Paris.

His research area focuses on analysing human behaviour in order to develop more effective regulation and governance of the online environment. He was awarded a BSc in the US before completing an LLB at the University of Strathclyde and waiting to defend his PhD thesis. He has written submissions for the Leveson Inquiry on the prevalence of phone hacking in Scotland and submitted evidence to the Parliamentary Committee for Culture, Media and Sport on ‘fake news’. He has also spoken to the Advocate General’s office in Scotland on the topic.

Previously he wrote the tech law column for the Drum Magazine and has appeared on various media programmes discussing various Cyber-Law related issues. In addition to serving on the Scottish Advisory Board of the Open Rights Group, he is a member of the Non-Commercial constituency at Internet Corporation for Assignment of Names and Numbers (ICANN). He won the BILETA award for Best Paper in 2014 and again in 2017. For ‘fun’, he researches heuristics and dabbles in behavioural economics.

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