On June 1st, Prof. Michael Geist appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology that is currently conducting hearings on intellectual property and technology transfers.
The Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, has been awarded a grant from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada for a research project examining the state of the Canadian data broker industry and its evolution over the past 10 years.
Amìr Korhani (lead researcher) and Laura Garcia (contributor), Ph.D. candidates, are finalists of the International Policy Ideas Challenge 2017 organized by Global Affairs Canada for their project “Optimizing Canada’s International Assistance Efforts with Blockchain Technology: An Assessment of Regulatory Challenges at Home and Abroad”.
On April 13, Prof. Jeremy de Beer appeared before the Senate of Canada Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade (AEFA). The Committee is currently conducting hearings related to the implementation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union.
Professors Mistrale Goudreau (with Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson) and Florian Martin-Bariteau have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grants Program for the organisation of the workshop of industrial property policy and a Canada 150 symposium on digital citizenship.
Professor Jane Bailey, a member of the Centre, jointly with Professor Carissima Mathen received a FLR grant in support of a scholarly article (and related online tool) entitled “Technologically-facilitated Violence Against Women and Girls: Can Criminal Law Respond?”. Professor Florian Martin-Bariteau, Director of the Centre, earned his FLR grant for a project entitled “La protection des secrets dans la vie des affaires au Canada”.
Yesterday, Professor Ian Kerrappeared before the House of Commons’Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. The Committee is currently engaged in areviewof the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).