The Security of Self

Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society and the Human-centric Cybersecurity Partnership present:


The Security of Self


Suzie Dunn, Emily Laidlaw, Atty Mashatan & Adam Molnar

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
at 11:30 ET


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Join us for a conversation on the technical, societal and legal dimensions of the security of self, discussing cybersecurity risks beyond data breaches.

Cybersecurity is commonly explored in terms of the national security and organizational risks of data breaches, and the technical and legal mechanisms that can be used to protect, prevent and redress such breaches. There is another dimension to cybersecurity: the extent to which individual security and dignity can be compromised. This panel will explore the technical and legal dimensions of the security of self, such as technology-facilitated abuse, social media, the sharing culture, and reputational harm.


About the Speakers

Suzie Dunn is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, and PhD candidate and Associate Member at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society. Her research centres on the intersections of equality, technology and the law, with a specific focus on technology-facilitated violence, deepfakes, and impersonation in digital spaces.

Emily Laidlaw is the Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity Law and an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law. She researches in the areas of information technology regulation and human rights, with a focus on content regulation, privacy and freedom of expression.  

Atty Mashatan is an Associate Professor at Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management as well as a Canada Research Chair in Quality of Security Framework for the Internet of Things. She is the founder and director of the Cybersecurity Research Lab where her research is focused on the development of novel cybersecurity solutions. Prof. Mashatan’s expertise at the frontlines of the global cybersecurity field was recognized by SC Magazine in 2019, when she was named one of the top five Women of Influence in Security. Most recently, she received the recognition of Top Women in Cybersecurity in Canada for her efforts in advancing cybersecurity research and training highly qualified personnel in the field. 

Adam Molnar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo, where he is also an executive member of the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute. Adam researches and teaches at the nexus of surveillance, privacy, and technology-facilitated social harm. His research involves a multi-disciplinary approach that blends critical social inquiry, computer science, and legal / regulatory governance approaches to address questions of surveillance and power in the digital age. He is currently leading a five-year a SSHRC-funded project on workplace surveillance, specifically the use of employee monitoring apps in Canada’s digital economy.


This event will be in English only.
This event will be recorded.

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