Online Webinar: COVID-19 Contact Tracing and the Canadian Constitution

The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights & the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society 

Prof. Markus Dubber discusses the Centre for Ethics' popular 'ethics of AI' focus

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Markus Dubber, the director of U of T's Centre for Ethics, says the centre's interdisciplinary focus helps AI researchers and other stakeholders better understand the human impact of the technology (photo by Chris Sorensen)

By Chris Sorensen

Your Right to Know: an Access to Information Workshop for Legal Research and Advocacy

Your Right to Know: an Access to Information Workshop for Legal Research and Advocacy

Every Canadian has the right to request information from federal, provincial/territorial and municipal governments.  Access to information from our government underpins society’s most important democratic ideals, including government accountability, freedom of expression and press freedom.  Many organizations even characterize access to information as a fundamental human right.

Prof. Lisa Austin writes "We must not treat data like a natural resource" in Globe and Mail

Monday, July 9, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Lisa Austin argues that "data is not a natural resource but a new informational dimension to individual and community life" ("We must not treat data like a natural resource," July 9, 2018).

Read the full commentary on the Globe and Mail website, or below.


We must not treat data like a natural resource

By Lisa Austin

July 9, 2018

Prof. Lisa Austin writes "Protecting the public interest when ‘Your user agreement sucks'"

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Prof. Lisa Austin assesses some key issues that Canadians concerned about the state of our own privacy laws should focus on in the wake of the U.S. Senate hearings on Facebook ("Protecting the public interest when ‘Your user agreement sucks’," April 17, 2018).

Read the full commentary on the Toronto Star website, or below.

Prof. Lisa Austin recognized with inaugural U of T President's Impact Award

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photo by Jeff Kirk

The Faculty of Law’s Professor Lisa Austin, LLM 1998, is among the first group of scholars to be recognized with the newly announced and prominent University of Toronto President’s Impact Award. She's one of seven recipients for 2018.

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