Media & Speaking


National Post (Canadian Press) (Michelle McQuigge, 1 September 2020)
Minority report? How police in Canada are already using technology to predict future crimes

The Tyee (Bryan Carney, 1 September 2020)
Report Calls for Moratorium on Police Use of AI to Predict Crimes

The Logic (Murad Hemmadi, 1 September 2020)
Research group calls for pause on emerging use of algorithmic policing in Canada

Lawyer’s Daily (John Schofield, 1 September 2020)
Report warns against increasing use of algorithmic policing technology (Justin Ling, October 25, 2019)
Palantir’s big push into Canada

Vancouver Sun (Michelle McQuigge, October 2, 2019)
Toronto’s Pearson airport to use Vancouver company’s AI-powered technology to detect weapons

ELLE Canada (Wing Sze Tang, October 2, 2019)
Is Your Smartphone Spying on You?

The Wire Report (Anja Karadeglija, September 17, 2019)
Green Party platform: no anonymous social media, 5G rollout on hold (The Engine Room) (Lorraine Chuen, September 4, 2019)
Addressing stalkerware and gender-based abuse through data protection law

Financial Times (Camilla Hodgson, July 18, 2019)
Inside the secretive world of stalking apps

The Lawyer’s Daily (Amanda Jerome, June 13, 2019)
Knowledge gaps regarding spyware used for abuse need to be addressed, researcher says”

Toronto Star (Kate Allen, June 12, 2019)
Legal gaps allow cellphone ‘stalkerware’ to thrive, researchers say

Maclean’s (Shannon Proudfoot, September 26, 2018)
What happens when artificial intelligence comes to Ottawa

Canadian Lawyer (Aidan Macnab, September 26, 2018)
“Report says use of AI could be violating human rights

Toronto Star (Nicholas Keung, September 26, 2018)
“Researchers raise alarm over use of artificial intelligence in immigration and refugee decision-making

Podcast: Beyond the Headlines (Jasper Parades, Mary Shin, Tom Piezkarski, Ian T. D. Thomson, April 20, 2018)
Net Neutrality in the Canadian Context

Business Insider (Rob Price, April 7, 2018)
Facebook’s plan to let users ‘unsend’ messages could boost harassment and bullying, experts warn

Yahoo Canada News (Elisabetta Bianchini, November 27, 2017)
What Canadians need to know about net neutrality

MobileSyrup (Rose Behar & Sameer Chhabra, November 29, 2017)
Here’s everything you need to know about Canada’s unlocking fee ban

Tiffany Sostar (Tiffany Sostar, November 12, 2017)
Digital Self-Care: An Interview with Cynthia Khoo” 

Law Times (Michael McKiernan, June 12, 2017)
Focus: U.S.and Canada diverge on net neutrality” 

TRT World (May 18, 2017)
The Newsmakers: Net Neutrality” 

IT World Canada (Eric Emin Wood, April 24, 2017)
Could CRTC ruling against zero-rating be a boon for ISPs and businesses?” 

Via Satellite (Juliet Van Wagenen, January 18, 2017)
Canada on Path to Provide High Speed Internet to All” 

Forbes (Katheryn Thayer, October 17, 2014)
Secrecy-Shrouded TPP Leaks Alarm Internet Freedom Advocates” 

Redeye, Vancouver Co-op Radio, CFRO 100.5FM (July 26, 2014)
Free Access To Online Information Under Threat From TPP” 


Algorithmic Policing and the Art of the (Constitutionally?) Probable (Guest lecture presented at “Technology and the Chartercourse by Lex Gill, at McGill University Faculty of Law, July 21, 2020)

Law Reform Approaches to Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence and Abuse (Webinar panel for the Canadian Bar Association and Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund [LEAF], July 16, 2020)

The Unimportance of Being Unintended: Digital Platform Harms and Reasonable Foreseeability (Video) (Slide Deck) (Public talk delivered as part of uOttawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society Virtual Talk Series, June 3, 2020)

Stalkerware 101: What You Need to Know (Presentation delivered at the 7th Annual Gathering of Family Court Support Workers in Toronto, ON, October 2, 2019)

Uninstalling Fear: What can the law do about stalkerware surveillance and abuse? (Presentation and seminar delivered as part of the Queen’s University Surveillance Studies Centre Seminar Series, Kingston, ON, September 25, 2019)

TELUS v. Wellman: Consumer Rights, Class Action, and Access to Justice at the Supreme Court of Canada (Post-hearing panel discussion with counsel from various parties, University of Ottawa, November 6, 2018)

AI and Decision-Making: Basics, policy, application, and GoC perspectives (Panelist, Ottawa Law & Technology Meetup, Shopify, November 1, 2018)

Convergence, Competition and Common Carriage in the Review of the Telecommunications Act and Broadcasting Act (Panelist, Media Industries and Network Society course by Dr. Dwayne Winseck at Carleton University, October 4, 2018)

Shooting the Messenger? Intermediary Liability & Harmful Online Speech (Panelist, McGill University Faculty of Law, March 14, 2018)

Canadian International Law Students Conference 2018: International Cyber Law Panel (Panelist, Osgoode Hall Law School and University of Toronto Faculty of Law, March 9, 2018)


Citizen Lab Summer Institute (August 2019)

Automated Decision-Making in the Criminal Justice System (May 2019)

  • Current and Potential Uses of AI in Criminal Law in Canada (Moderator)
  • Predictive Policing: Exploring the Tough Questions (Workshop Facilitator)

RightsCon Toronto (May 2018)

BEA2018: Annual Convention of Broadcast Education Association (April 7, 2018)

RightsCon Brussels (May 2017)

  • Making Facebook Pay (for the News) (lightning talk)
  • Choosing Your Battle (Terrain): Digital Rights Advocacy and Capturing the Grounds of Debate (workshop)
  • The Digital is the Political: Anti-Oppression Resistance and an Introduction to Migrant Rights for Digital Advocates (roundtable)
  • Net Neutrality Planet: What’s Next in the Global Fight for an Open Internet (panel)

Future of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Broadcasting (June 16, 2017)

  • CRTC Interventions 101: A Nuts-and-Bolts Workshop on All the Logistical Details You Never Wanted (But Need) to Know (Slide Deck)

Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute (July 2017)

  • Loss in the Time of Convergence: A Tale of Media Woes and Internet Foes (Or: How to Save News Media without Breaking the Internet)