Suzie Dunn

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Suzie Dunn
Ph.D. candidate (Law)


Work E-mail: suzie.dunn@uottawa.ca

Biography

Suzie Dunn is a PhD in Law candidate at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, under the supervision of Prof. Jane Bailey.

 

Suzie Dunn was awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship for her PhD research. Her research centers on the intersections of gender, equality, technology and the law, with a specific focus the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, deepfakes, and impersonation in digital spaces.

A part time professor at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, Suzie Dunn currently teaches contracts law and the Law of Images. 

In 2018, she worked as a policy advisory with the Digital Inclusion Lab at Global Affairs Canada in drafting two international commitments to end gender-based violence in digital contexts, including the G7’s “Charlevoix Commitment to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Abuse and Harassment in Digital Contexts” and the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s resolution titled “Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls: Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women and Girls in Digital Contexts”, both of which were adopted that year.

Suzie Dunn is also a researcher with The eQuality Project where she is developing a case law database on technology-facilitated violence. Recently, she joined CIGI as a Senior Fellow on a project examining technology-facilitated violence in the global south. She currently sits on the advisory committee with the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund that addresses issues related to technology facilitated violence. She was part of the legal team that supported CIPPIC’s intervention in R v Jarvis at the Supreme Court of Canada. This was a key case in the jurisprudence related to privacy and image-based abuse.

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