Stephen Mason


Stephen Mason is a barrister with an interest in electronic signatures, authentication, security, electronic evidence, e-mail and internet use, interception and monitoring of communications, data protection and privacy.

He is a member of the IT Panel of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales.

He founded the international open source Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, which is an international focal point for practitioners and researchers.

He has trained judges and lawyers at the request of universities, legal professional organizations and Ministries of Justice in Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, France, India, Romania, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the International Criminal Court.

 Stephen is the author of:

Electronic Signatures in Law (4th edn, 2016)

Electronic Disclosure: A Casebook for Civil and Criminal Practitioners (2015)

When Bank Systems Fail: Debit cards, credit cards, ATMs, mobile and online banking: your rights and what to do when things go wrong (2nd edn, 2014)

Email, social media and the internet at work: A concise guide to compliance with the law (7th edn, 2014)


Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng, eds, Electronic Evidence (4th edn, 2017)

Stephen Mason, International Electronic Evidence (British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2008)