Tuesday, April 08, 2008

University of Ottawa Privacy and Online Identity Research Project Comes To An End

"On the Identity Trail", a multi-year research project at the University of Ottawa Law Faculty into issues surrounding privacy protection and online identity has come to an end after 4 very fruitful years:

"The ID Trail generated 177 student research assistant contracts including 119 for LL.B. students, 32 for LL.M. students, 17 for doctoral students, and another 9 for post-doctoral students. Five of these research assistants have obtained clerkships at the Supreme Court of Canada (...)"

"On the Identity Trail has also resulted in two books, three special issues of academic journals, 54 journal articles, 43 book chapters, 9 articles in trade/professional journals, 20 conference proceedings, 217 invited contributions/papers read, and 89 ID Trail blog pieces. Additionally, three major international conferences, 5 international workshops, and 5 pan-Canadian educational forums were organized, including a day-long workshop with researchers from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and other invited European scholars, as well as a second two-day workshop in Italy with researchers from Bologna and the Netherlands."
All of the project's research is available online.

Earlier Library Boy posts about the Identity Trail project include:
  • Access to Information Manual for Citizens (February 1, 2006): "A team of researchers from the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic has released a Canadian Access to Information Manual for all 14 Canadian jurisdictions (federal, provincial and territorial) (...) The Manual is an initiative of 'On the Identity Trail', a multidisciplinary research project led by University of Ottawa law professor Ian Kerr and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's 'Initiatives on the New Economy' program."
  • Videos on "Reasonable Expectation of Privacy" (May 28, 2007): "The ID Trail Project, which looks at issues about online privacy, has created 2 films relating to what is known as reasonable expectations of privacy (...) Among those interviewed are well-known Canadian lawyer Clayton Ruby, Andrew Clement of the University of Toronto, David Sobel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Pippa Lawson of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:30 pm


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