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Information Technology Law

Ninth Edition

Ian J. Lloyd

April 2020

ISBN: 9780198830559

528 pages

In Stock

Price: £49.99

The most readable and comprehensive black letter approach to the subject, providing engaging and up-to-date coverage of a dynamic and fast-moving field.



Information Technology Law has established itself as the most readable and comprehensive textbook on the subject, covering all key topics in this dynamic and fast-moving field. It is essential reading for students of IT law and also appropriate for business and management students, as well as IT and legal professionals.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

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.

Table of Contents

    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


"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

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
This edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

  • The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
  • The text is also supported by online resources which include a catalogue of web links to key readings and updates to the law since publication.