Following the call for applications regarding the law of deffamation, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has selected two proposals led by faculty members of the Center for Law, Technology and Society.
Professor Michael Geist has been awarded the University of Ottawa Library’s first annual Open Scholarship Award, which recognizes faculty members who demonstrate excellence in supporting and practicing open scholarship.
Professor Jane Bailey is a co-editor, alongside Karim Benyehklef, Jacquelyn Burkell and Fabien Gelinas, of a new book entitled eAccess to Justice, published by uOttawa Press. It is part of a new series on law and technology and is available for free download.
The review of the Wireless Code is underway. In accordance with the CRTC Notice of consultation, Prof Marina Pavlović, Prof Mary Cavanagh, Sean Grassie, and Lora Hamilton, submitted an intervention and a request to appear at the hearing before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Their submission offers the preliminary findings from the Law Foundation of Ontario funded project “Mapping the Front End: Legal Information Seeking Practices”.
Professor Ian Kerr, along with Jacquelyn A. Burkell (Western University) and Sherry Turkle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), has been awarded $187,990 for their initiative: In machines we trust – developing frameworks for the governance of machines with artificial intelligence.
The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is proud to announce that Professor Karen Eltis, one of its faculty members, has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor at the Civil Law Section, Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa.
Professors Mistrale Goudreau and Margaret Ann Wilkinson (University of Western Ontario) are receiving $109,374 from SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) to support four years of research into “The Prism of Corporate Culture and the Protection of Inventions and Data.”
CIPPIC, the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic, and Citizen Lab are releasing a report, "Gone Opaque? An Analysis of Hypothetical IMSI Catcher Overuse in Canada", which examines the use of devices that are commonly referred to as ‘cell site simulators’, ‘IMSI Catchers’, ‘Digital Analyzers’, or ‘Mobile Device Identifiers’, and under brand names such as ‘Stingray’, DRTBOX, and ‘Hailstorm’. IMSI Catchers are a class of of surveillance devices used by Canadian state agencies. They enable state agencies to intercept communications from movie devices and are principally used to identify otherwise anonymous individuals associated with a mobile device and track them.