The enables a researcher to participate in the work of the IPC while on academic leave or sabbatical from their affiliated academic institution. As Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Scassa’s role will be to work with IPC staff in applying her deep academic knowledge and expertise to concrete policy development in key strategic priority areas.
“I look forward to this exciting year ahead with the IPC,” . “I hope this new Scholar-in-Residence program charts a path that other scholars studying in this field might wish to consider as a sabbatical opportunity in future years to bring different perspectives to bear on Ontario’s most complex privacy and access challenges.”
Dr. is the . 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. Her ongoing research projects are on artificial intelligence and the law, data governance, data privacy, and legal dimensions of data scraping. She is a member of the , which provides Commissioner Kosseim’s office with independent, expert advice to help ensure a broader range of interests and perspectives are taken into consideration in advancing and implementing the office’s strategic goals.
Congratulations to Dr. Scassa!