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Louisa Garib

Louisa Garib graduated with an LLB from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in 2005 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in September 2006. She received her LLM from the University of Ottawa in the fall of 2007 where she was the recipient of the 2007 Gowling LaFleur Henderson Fellowship in Law and Technology.
Louisa has an Honours B.A from McMaster University in History and Political Science with a minor in International Justice and Human Rights, and an M.A. from McGill University where she studied International Relations and Political Theory. She has worked or interned for various federal government departments dealing with immigration, aboriginal law, charities law and administrative law issues. While in Law School, Louisa was a member of the 2004 Jessup International Law Competitive Moot Team. As a first year student, Louisa, with her team-mate, represented the Law School at the American Bar Association Negotiations Competition in Louisville, Kentucky.
Louisa developed an interest in Privacy Law as a Volunteer and Intern at the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) in Ottawa and as an Intern at the Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC), a public interest research center focussed on emerging civil liberties issues and protecting privacy, based in Washington, DC.
Louisa has provided services  pro bono for the Canadian Labour Congress; presented workshops on Fair Use and Copyright Law to Ottawa high school students as a member of the Information Technology Law Society (ITLS), and was a guest speaker on Privacy Law at Carleton University, and the University of Ottawa.  From 2005 to 2006 Louisa articled at an Ottawa management-side Labour and Employment Law firm with a privacy law practice. She has now switched sides to try her hand at being a union-side lawyer at another Ottawa firm that also does plaintiff-side civil litigation.
Research and Coursework
Louisa's LLM area of research is workplace privacy protection in Canada in both the unionized and non-unionized contexts. She is particularly interested in how the dynamic among Courts and various Administrative Tribunals has affected society's perceptions of privacy at work, as well as our expectations of privacy in general, and whether these fora provide sufficient avenues of redress for employees.
While pursuing her LLM, she worked as a Research Assistant for University of Ottawa Professor Jane Bailey, who is also a member of On the Identity Trail Project an Interdisciplinary project concerned with Privacy, Anonymity & Identity in the Networked environment. She also provided research for a joint paper on Privacy and Consent laws in Canada for the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), and the Ontario Privacy Commissioner’s Office.

Roadblocks in Cyberspace: Censorship and the Internet at the Ottawa Public Library (Co-authored with Catherine Thompson, 2005) (A Web publication)
Co-Editor, Conference Publication: Women's E-quality & The Law of Internet Communications, Women's Legal Education & Action Fund. (LEAF) Ottawa, 2006.
«Privacy in Israel» and «International Workplace Privacy» entry updates in Privacy & Human Rights 2005: An International Survey of Privacy Laws and Developments (An Electronic Privacy Information Centre Publication) Washington D.C., 2006.

To What Extent does PIPEDA apply to personal information typically collected, used and disclosed by trade unions? Eye on Privacy: Privacy Law Section Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, November 2006
Workplace Privacy in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions Webpage for the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)

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Guest Speaker: Philippa Lawson and Louisa Garib   “New Technologies in the Workplace: Privacy Issues," Ontario Human Resources Professionals Association Dinner Series, Ottawa Chapter, October 2007.
Guest Speaker: Privacy Rights and Obligations under PIPEDA  — February 2008 and February 2006, Carleton University, Ottawa —undergraduate course in e-commerce. 

Guest Speaker: Workplace Privacy in Canada: Is there a Right to Privacy? — October 2007, January and September 2006, Carleton University, Ottawa —undergraduate course on employment law in Canada.

Panel Member, “Technology, Surveillance and ‘Homeland’ Security Technology, Surveillance and ‘Homeland’ SecurityTechnology, Security, and Change SDF-Net (Security and Defence Forum) hosted by the Department of Political Science, McMaster University and the Centre for International and Security Studies, York University, 17 November 2006.

Guest Speaker: Roadblocks in Cyberspace - The Internet and the Ottawa Public Library Case: Free Speech v. Workers Rights? March 2006, University of Ottawa Law School — Regulation of the Internet course.
Copyright Workshop “Use is Not Theft” with Andrew Kaplan-Myrth, TechnoRay Outreach Project, for Information and Technology Law Society (ITLS), University of Ottawa, for April 2005 at a local Ottawa high school.
Radio Feature: PIPEDA, Privacy and You, CHUO 89.1 FM, University of Ottawa, aired Thursday, 11 November, 2004 on the 5 O'Clock Train show.
Joint Presentation: Roadblocks in Cyberspace - The Internet and the Ottawa Public Library Case: Free Speech v. Workers Rights? November 2004, for the Information Technology Law Society, University of Ottawa; also presented for Treasury Board, Legal Services, Government of Canada, Ottawa.
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