On February 23rd, Dr. Teresa Scassa and Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. The Committee is currently engaged in a review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
On February 14, Prof. Teresa Scassa appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. The Committee is currently conducting hearings related to the topic of Infrastructure and Smart Communities.
Prof Marina Pavlović, a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, Prof Mary Cavanagh (uOttawa ÉSIS), Sean Grassie, and Lora Hamilton, two of their research assistants, intervened before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for the hearings regarding the Review of the Wireless Code.
Dr. Teresa Scassa and Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau have earned a Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a one-day symposium entitled “Following the Signs: New Directions in Trademark Law in Canada?”
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”.