Name: Mr. Mark D. Cole

Designation: Professor for Media and Telecommunication Law

Company: University of Luxembourg


Mark D. Cole is Professor for Media and Telecommunication Law at the University of  Luxembourg since 2007 and Director for Academic Affairs at the Institute of  European Media Law (EMR) in Saarbrücken since 2014.

At the University of Luxembourg he is also Faculty Member of the Interdisciplinary  Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) and Study Programme Director for the  Master in Space, Communication and Media Law (LL.M.) at the Department of Law.  He is member of the Advisory Committee of the Luxembourg Independent Media  Authority (Autorité luxembourgeoise indépendante de l'audiovisuel, ALIA), Co-Director  of the Institute of Legal Informatics (Institut für Rechtsinformatik) at the Universität des  Saarlandes and takes seat in the Advisory Council of the European Audiovisual  Observatory of the Council of Europe. He was appointed to the Council’s Committee  of Experts on Media Environment and Reform (MSI-REF) for the period of 2020-21. Currently, he serves as one of eight members of the Future Council (“Zukunftsrat”) for  the German Public Service Broadcasting on behalf of the Länder Broadcasting  Committee.

He specialises in European and Comparative Media Law, covering the whole range of  the regulatory framework for both traditional mass media as well as the law of the new  information technologies which includes data protection, intellectual property law and  cyberlaw; he has a research focus on the EU AVMSD / DSM regulatory framework ( He studied law and political science and holds a doctorate from  the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (2003) as well as both German State  Examinations in Law (1998/2004). He gained practical experience in media law at the  DG Competition of the European Commission, a law office specialising in Intellectual  Property Law and the legal department of a television broadcaster. Before joining the  University of Luxembourg he had positions at the Chair in Public Law, Public  International and European Law, Media Law in Mainz, the Mainz Media Institute, the  TU Braunschweig; he continues to teach in an LL.M. programme in Media Law in  Mainz. 

Mark D. Cole is co-editor/-author of the publications “Medienstaatsvertrag/ Jugendmedienschutzstaatsvertrag – Heidelberger Kommentar”, “Europäisches und  Internationales Medienrecht” and annually of one edition of the IRIS Special of the  European Audiovisual Observatory; he is co-founder and associate editor of European  Data Protection Law Review (EdpL) and UFITA (Archiv für Medienrecht und  Medienwissenschaft), co-editor of Revue du Droit des Technologies de l'Information  (R.D.T.I.) and International Journal of Law and Information Technology (IJLIT) as well  as a number of book series. Prof. Cole has published and guest lectured in many European countries and the U.S.  and is a regular speaker at international conferences, on subjects of Media, ICT and  Data Protection Law as well as Public International Law and European Law and  regularly contributes as expert to the work of public institutions on EU and national level.

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