Dr. Teresa Scassa

Canada Research Chair in Information Law, University of Ottawa

Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law at the University of Ottawa, where she is also a professor at the Faculty of Law. She holds undergraduate law degrees in civil and common law from McGill University, as well as a Masters and a Doctorate in Law from the University of Michigan. She is a founder and former editor of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology, author of the book Canadian Trademark Law (LexisNexis 2010) and co-author of Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada, (CCH Canadian Ltd. 2005; second edition forthcoming in 2012). She is a member of the External Advisory Committee of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and of the Canadian Government Advisory Committee on Open Government. She has written widely in the areas of intellectual property law, law and technology, and privacy. Her current research explores legal issues relating to the use of geospatial data, digital cartography and volunteered geographic information.