The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that Faculty member Dr. Teresa Scassa has been appointed the first ever Scholar-in-Residence at the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, effective September 1st, 2022.
The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario’s (IPC) new Scholar-in-Residence program enables a researcher to participate in the work of the IPC while on academic leave or sabbatical from their affiliated academic institution. As Scholar-in-Residence at the IPC, Dr. Scassa’s role will be to work with IPC staff in applying her deep academic knowledge and expertise to concrete policy development in key strategic priority areas.
Dr. Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, and a Full Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa, with cross-appointment to the School of Information Studies. Her research explores the intersection of law and technology, and she draws upon interdisciplinary approaches and networks in her work. She has written widely about intellectual property and privacy law issues in a broad range of contexts. Her ongoing research projects are on artificial intelligence and the law, data governance, data privacy, and legal dimensions of data scraping. She is a member of the Strategic Advisory Council of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, which provides Commissioner Kosseim’s office with independent, expert advice to help ensure a broader range of interests and perspectives are taken into consideration in advancing and implementing the office’s strategic goals.
Congratulations to Dr. Scassa!