May 25, 2021
Dr. Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. She began her academic career at Dalhousie Law School, as a Professor, and served as Associate Dean of the Law School, and as Associate Director and then Director of Dalhousie’s Law and Technology Institute. In 2007 she moved to the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, where she is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. She is also a Senior Policy Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Dr. Scassa earned her LLB in Common and Civil Law from McGill University, and her LLM and SJD in Law from the University of Michigan. Her research explores the intersection of law and technology, and she draws upon interdisciplinary approaches and networks in her work. She has written widely about intellectual property and privacy law issues in a broad range of contexts. Dr. Scassa’s ongoing research projects are on artificial intelligence and the law, data governance, privacy and legal dimensions of data scraping.
Dr. Scassa is author or co-author of several books, including Artificial Intelligence and the Law in Canada (LexisNexis 2021), Digital Commerce (LexisNexis 2020), Law and the Sharing Economy (uOttawa Press 2018), and Canadian Trademark Law (2d edition, LexisNexis 2015). She has research and published widely on law and technology subjects. She is a member of Canada’s Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence, and a member of the Law Commission of Ontario’s Advisory Panel on the AI in Civil and Administrative Justice Project. She is a past member of the External Advisory Committee to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.