About

CYNTHIA KHOO IS A PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYER WHO WORKS AT THE INTERSECTION OF LAW, INTERNET POLICY, AND DIGITAL RIGHTS.

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I’ve dedicated my legal career to digital rights and making an impact at the intersection of Internet law and policy, human rights, and civil liberties. This has meant my practice is interdisciplinary and cuts across (tele)communications, privacy, intellectual property, copyright, technology, and human rights law. Much of my work involves legal and policy reform in addition to practicing law, so I spend as much time thinking about what our laws could or should be, as I do about what they currently are and how we can use them to solve problems unique to the digital age.

I have extensive experience representing clients in proceedings before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and acted for an intervener before the Supreme Court of Canada. I regularly research and write policy submissions to government consultations and advise on legal, policy, advocacy, and campaign strategies. I also speak at conferences or other events, deliver presentations, meet with politicians and government officials on behalf of clients, and interview with print and broadcast media.

I am called to the Bar of Ontario and a member of the Law Society of Ontario (formerly Law Society of Upper Canada), with a JD from the University of Victoria and BA (Honours English, with Co-op) from the University of British Columbia. This included exchange semesters at Université Jean-Moulin Lyon III and the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law (NUS Law).

I serve on the Board of Directors of Open Privacy, am currently completing a technology law internship at the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), and completed the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute (2017) at Oxford University. 

My job is to help you advance your cause, achieve impact on an issue you care about, or otherwise bring the world even slightly closer to your vision for it. If you have questions or would like to connect, then get in touch! I look forward to seeing what we can make happen.

[NOTICE: As of September 2018, I am enrolled full-time as an LL.M. Candidate (Concentration in Law and Technology) at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. I am also engaged as a Research Fellow at the Citizen Laban interdisciplinary Internet and civil rights research laboratory located within the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.]