Kevin Cahill is Fellow of the British Computer Society who first joined Computer Weekly in 1979. He had spent the previous 10 years in the industry as a systems analyst and project manager. He later became Paddy Ashdown's researcher in the House of Commons and is now an advisor in the House of Lords. He has sponsored a talk on supercomputers at the House and organises seminars on data protection issues there. He is a former associate editor of the Sunday Times Rich list and has published a number of books on landownership.