Ph.D. candidate (Law)
Habibe Deniz Seval is a PhD candidate in Law at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, under the supervision of Prof. Elizabeth Judge.
Deniz Seval’s current research aims to utilize cognitive computing as a privacy solution in the context of blockchain technology and analyze and improve current privacy regulations as to legal gaps regarding blockchain. Her research brought her to the realization that current privacy legislations are designed only concerning centralized technologies, and this motivated her to pursue a PhD to assist in creating a regulatory framework that focuses on privacy in the context of blockchain technology.
Deniz Seval graduated from the LLM International Commercial Law at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom in 2019, where she focused on blockchain technology as a solution for the current challenges of international trade practices. After completing her LLM program, she worked in an information technology company as a lawyer focusing on privacy compliance projects in the context of European and Turkish laws and as a legal counsel for its software development projects.