Roland Perry is an expert in the field of Internet regulation and governance, and has lead legislative initiatives in this area both globally and nationally, resulting in European and National legislation. He has concentrated since 1999 in this area, first as Director of Public Policy for the London Internet Exchange (LINX), and subsequently a five-year contract with RIPE NCC. His role was to assess, and contribute to, the development of global Internet Governance, and promote Enhanced Cooperation with governments, regulators and law enforcement.
Following a period in technology journalism, Roland helped launch the UK's first family-friendly Internet service, UK Online, in 1994, and later became Managing Director of CIX, an early electronic conferencing and Internet Service Provider (ISP). Working in the start-up Internet industry, Roland soon became engaged in the legal issues surrounding this new technology. He looked at how the law was being applied differently in the online and offline worlds, as well as the challenges it posed to law enforcement.
Roland has a degree in Engineering and Management Studies from Cambridge University. His early career was in specialty electronic product design and development, culminating in overseeing the designs for Amstrad’s top selling personal computers in the 1980's.
His areas of public policy work include roles in the following:
Intergovernmental Organisations - outreach to organisations such as
G8 High-tech crime meetings - lead the UK Industry delegation to three consecutive meetings in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.
Multi stakeholder Internet Governance Bodies including;
Law Enforcement Initiatives