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Biography

Perry Keller is Reader (Associate Professor) in Media and Information Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. He was appointed PC Woo Research Fellow for 2018-2019.

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 interests

Mr Keller is a specialist in information law, including legal issues relating to data privacy and security; access rights to information; and freedom of expression. His work concerns information law in Europe, especially the United Kingdom, as well as information law in the United States and China.

Mr Keller’s current research concerns privacy and data protection law responses to governmental and commercial applications of profiling and predictive analytics to citizen and consumer personal data.

Selected publications 

Mr Keller is the author of European and International Media Law: Liberal Democracy, Trade and the New Media (Oxford University Press), as well as various book chapters, law journal articles and research papers.

These include:

Teaching

Mr Keller is a PhD supervisor for doctoral research in problems of information law. He is also course convenor for:

  • Information Privacy & Data Protection (LLM – Full year)
  • Comparative Freedom of Speech (LLM – Half year)
  • Transparency Law: Access to Information (LLM – Half year)