Group Presentations

Group Presentation – Regulation of the Internet

Hello everyone! Izzy, Zac, Finley and I will be presenting on the regulation/censorship of the internet. In particular, we will be looking at how three different countries – Australia, the UK and Canada – regulate online content, and in some instances how they control what content can be uploaded, distributed and viewed by the public. […]

AI & Deep Fakes Presentation – January 28

Hello class, Chris and I will be presenting on Artificial Intelligence and more specifically ‘Deep Fakes’. Please have a look at these materials prior to our presentation to get an understanding of what we will be discussing. Thank you, Anant & Chris

March 25th Presentation: Collection of Bio Data

This week, we will be discussing the collection of bio data including wearable technology, health apps, and direct-to-consumer DNA testing. Please consider the following discussion questions prior to class. 1. Have you ever purchased a piece of wearable technology, such as an Apple Watch? What are your thoughts on privacy considerations surrounding the collection of […]

The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism

Ahead of the presentation by Mishaal, Manny and I tomorrow, feel free to take a look at the following link: Our presentation focuses on the CRTC and the licensing process as well as net neutrality. I was unaware just how restricted the internet is in many places in the world.

AI Assistants: Privacy Implications and the Need to Regulate

On March 19th we will discuss AI assistants (Alexa, Google, Siri, etc.), their privacy implications, and their regulatory framework (or lack thereof). While Alexa can help you order items off Amazon and Siri can help you make a hands-free call while driving, there is widespread controversy over what exactly these devices are listening to and […]

Social Media and Fake News

This week, we will be discussing the proliferation of the fake news phenomenon by examining why it matters, how it spreads, different motivations behind it, and possible legal, market-based, and code-based approaches to addressing it. In preparation for Tuesday, please have a look at this YouTube video discussing how to spot fake news, and this […]

Regulating Social Media: New Cigarettes, Cyberbullying, Censorship, Conspiracy Theories, and Nature of the Platforms

Hi everyone, as the title suggests, we will put social media on trial during our presentation this week. We would like to explore the arguments for and against imposing regulations on these platforms as well as potential regulatory solutions. The issues to be covered include: 1. Are social media addictive and harmful just like cigarettes […]

Net Neutrality: Utility, Economics, Zero-Rating and the Canadian Response

Hi everyone. This week Jonathan, Jade, Jonah, and Dylan will be discussing net neutrality. We will look at whether or not the internet should be considered a utility, arguments for and against and offering comparisons with other utilities. There will be a discussion on the economic effects of net neutrality, and what the positive and […]

GDPR Presentation

Hi all, Below is the video which we would like you to watch in advance of our group presentation tomorrow. We feel that it gives a good introduction into our presentation topic, the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. Please click “Read more” to view the video. See you tomorrow, Eloise Ryan, David […]

Questions of the Week (Class 5): For The Honourable Marshall Rothstein C.C., Q.C.

At our guest’s request I put together some questions which we reviewed over the weekend and which will guide at least parts of Justice Rothstein’s remarks and our interactions. May be helpful to post them as they may spur further thoughts:   “Questions that the Honourable Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein, Q.C. might want to consider […]