About me

As a hybrid, who has degrees in both law and computing science and has benefited from pen testing training, I focus mainly on data protection/privacy/cyber/data/tech regulatory laws and other data and technology-related matters, particularly security and international transfers, including in the context of cloud computing (all flavours): EU/UK GDPR, ePrivacy, NIS, NIS2, etc. However, I'm fascinated by the legal issues thrown up by new or emerging technologies, and increasingly I'm advising on AI/machine learning and also the regulation of technology, technology platforms and digital data under developments like the EU P2B Regulation, Digital Markets Act, Digital Services Act, Data Act, AI Act and the UK Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act, Online Safety Act, and Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act.

Lawyers and scientists/technologists tend to take very different approaches to technology and tech law. Partly because of differences in mindsets/culture, partly because unanticipated communications gaps may arise from their sometimes using the same words for different concepts, and different words for the same concepts. I'd very much like to help to bridge that divide and to encourage a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to both technology and law, including law-making: please now see my book on tech/security for lawyers/others. I'm also passionate about bridging the divide between theory and practice that can occur too often in law. An impossible task? - it might seem so, but one reviewer noted that my first solo book brought '...an unrivalled level of accessibility to the table, whereby explanations are technical enough to satisfy those in academia and practice, but also, are succinct enough to take it beyond the niche of specialists. It is a text which exerts a key quality often missed in books of this nature and it is refreshing to see that intellectual stimulation and practical accessibility are two compatible concepts which can coexist...'  (Daniel Davenport, European Journal of Law & Technology (EJLT), Vol 10, No. 2, 2019).

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Email: send email to my first initial only (not surname) at this domain name
Blog: https://blog.kuan0.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wkhon
Twitter: @kuan0 (though I rarely tweet these days)
Mastodon: @[email protected]

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Previous roles


Some very nice things that kind people have said about me or my work. See also the Presentations page for comments on some of my presentations.

I'm a high mezzo, and sing second soprano with choral and opera groups such as the BBC Symphony Chorus and London Symphony Chorus (see "Never to Forget", Howard Goodall's moving tribute to the first 122 UK health and care workers who lost their lives to Covid-19, and the beautifully assembled video of Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus involving LSC and other choirs - both works recorded by choir members and instrumentalists individually at home during lockdown). My zenith was playing Annina in Verdi's La Traviata with Hampstead Garden Opera, and most of the Woman 1 numbers in Sondheim's Side by Side with All Star Productions. Two left feet and an inability to pick up choreographed dancing as quickly as it's demonstrated mean that I no longer attempt any musicals!

According to family lore, my surname in Chinese 韓, and a copy of a handwritten book my grandfather took with him when he left China about a century ago, we're directly descended from Han Dynasty general Han Xin - a great military strategist, who was even a king for a year. I'm not sure how that's possible because, according to the public histories, when the empress ordered his execution his entire family was also executed - which unfortunately was not uncommon in those days. But if anyone has a copy of a similar book (sadly my father lost my grandfather's copy), or knows of any great escapes that weren't recorded in the public histories, I'd love to hear all about it! Despite all that, English is my first, and effectively only, language. I could speak Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien from age 1, but since starting kindergarten at age 4, where everyone spoke just English, I gradually lost all my Chinese-speaking abilities. I remember very clearly waking up one day, when I was about 6 to 8 years old, and thinking: "Oh, I'm now dreaming in English!". Re-learning Mandarin someday is on my bucket list.

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