Vivek Krishnamurthy appointed to the Public Policy Forum’s Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that Professor Vivek Krishnamurthy has been appointed to the Public Policy Forum’s Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression, a three-year mandate to better understand, anticipate, and respond to the effects of new digital technologies on public life and Canadian democracy.

The Commission will explore a range of policies being debated around the world to make online systems more transparent to users and researchers and accountable to the public interest. These policies are at the forefront of the governance conversation and would allow Canada to serve as a leader in the global policy conversation about what can be done about harmful information without crossing free speech lines. They will put forth recommendations to increase transparency and accountability and otherwise lessen the incentives that favour these forms of expression over other forms.

The Commission now includes Prof. Vivek Krishnamurthy, a Faculty Member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and the Samuelson-Glushko Professor in Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa. Prof. Krishnamurthy is also the director of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC).

 

Congratulations to Prof. Krishnamurthy!

 

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