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Biography

Mr Keller is Reader in Media and Information Law and specialises in the areas of information privacy / data protection and freedom of expression. Having joined the Dickson Poon School of Law in 1994, he was Vice Dean of School (Education) from 2013 to 2016. Mr Keller was previously a lecturer in law at the University of Manchester and a senior lecturer at King’s. He received his first degree (BA) from the University of British Columbia and later received an LLB degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Ontario and finally an LLM degree from Harvard Law School. He also completed a two year postgraduate programme at Nanjing University in the Peoples' Republic of China. Before becoming an academic lawyer, Mr Keller practiced law in Canada and was also employed by the Government of Hong Kong.

Research

Mr Keller's principal research work concerns the changing relationship between the media and the liberal democratic state, which is under extreme pressure from both the current revolution in communications technologies and the wider effects of globalisation. This project looks at that changing domestic relationship by placing it in the context, firstly, of the comparatively well developed European economic and human rights based regime governing media issues, and secondly, the incomplete patchwork of international trade and human rights agreements and institutions that affect domestic media concerns. This major project concluded in 2008. Mr Keller's research interests in legal developments in China also principally concern the changing relationship of the media and Party-state.