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Graham has a wealth of expertise on lawful access and data retention in the field of internet communications.

Graham is a partner based in London. He is one of the UK’s leading cyberlaw experts, with a practice encompassing advisory and contentious work in the internet, IT and intellectual property fields.

He has particular experience in lawful access to communications, data retention and related privacy issues. He has advised industry clients on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) since its inception in 2000, as well as on other law enforcement powers. As an independent commentator he has been involved in the progress of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 since before its inception as a draft Bill. His submissions and evidence were quoted in A Question of Trust, in the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the draft Bill, in the Commons Science and Technology Report on the draft Bill, in the Bulk Powers Review and in House of Lords debates on the Bill.

He has written and spoken widely on the UK surveillance regime. His Cyberleagle blog is a respected source of analysis on this and other IT and internet law topics.

Graham edits and co-authors the textbook Internet Law and Regulation (Sweet & Maxwell), which first appeared in 1996 (5th edition in preparation).

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Information Law & Policy Centre. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology. He is rated by Chambers UK Directory as a Leading Individual for Information Technology and by PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook as a Recommended Lawyer for TMT: Technology.

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