On September 27, 2017, Prof Michael Geist, member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI).
Open AIR invites proposals for short-term research projects that address their research questions on African innovation through the lens of gender equality, empowerment of women and girls, and inclusion of marginalized communities. Researchers will conduct their projects while based at one or more of Open AIR’s institutional hubs in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Cairo, Lagos, Abuja, and Ottawa.
On September 13, 2017, Prof Marina Pavlović, member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (TRAN).
Yet another reason to take tech law courses at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of law! Professor Ian Kerr, member of the CLTS, has been chosen as a recipient of one of the University of Ottawa’s 2016-2017 Excellence in Education Prizes, recognizing the quality of his teaching, the importance of his contribution to University programs, and the respect he has earned from colleagues and students.
The Centre's Canada Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) and the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) have earned a grant from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) to produce a guidebook and online resource to help people protect their privacy and personal data when crossing the U.S.-Canada border.
On June 23, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued alandmark decision in Douez v. Facebook, ruling that non-negotiated take-it-or-leave it contracts should not always be enforced by the courts, particularly where important rights, as privacy rights, might be lost by doing so. The decision – a victory for all Canadians – was made possible through contributions from the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa including Marina Pavlović, Jeremy de Beer and Michael Geist, CIPPIC’s David Fewer and Tamir Israel, and several students who contributed to each step of the process.
Amy Salyzyn, Suzanne Bouclin, Jena McGill and Teresa Scassa have been awarded a grant from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada for a research project seeking to protect the privacy interests of users and developers of mobile and web-based legal apps.