A selection of recommended texts by writers who inspire and influence the author of this blog.

  • The IT Lawyer
    Maintained by my former teacher, Professor Andrew Murray of the LSE. Andrew's enthusiasm for and expertise in technology law inspired my interest in the subject. His excellent book is essential reading, as is his blog which complements it!
  • The Symbiotic Web blog
    Paul Bernal is an expert in privacy who also taught me at the LSE. His insightful blog posts illustrate a theory of mutual dependence between users and service providers, and are all well worth reading.
    Emily Laidlaw also taught at the LSE whilst I was a student there, and has special expertise in the human rights impact of the Internet. Her research focuses on the responsibilities of Internet gatekeepers.
  • Internet Borders
    Robert Carolina is a practising technology lawyer and LSE alumnus. His central thesis is that contrary to popular rhetoric, the Internet is far from 'borderless'.



  • Murray, A. (2010). Information Technology Law: The law and society. Oxford: OUP.
    A thorough and accessible introduction to cyberlaw and its challenges.
  • Ramsay, P. (2011). The Insecurity State. Oxford: OUP.
    An insightful thesis on 'vulnerable autonomy' and the rapid expansion of the criminal law.
  • Reiner, R. (2010). The Politics of the Police (4th edn). Oxford: OUP.
    A comprehensive outline of the core theories underlying our understandings of policing.
  • Wall, D. (2007). Cybercrime. Cambridge: Polity.
    A leading text on the nature, history and future of cybercrimes.



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