LL.D. (Law and Technology) Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
received B.A. (Philosophy and English Literature) and LL.B. degrees
from the University of British Columbia, and an LL.M (Law and
Technology) from the University of Ottawa. From 2000 to 2003, Alex
practiced law at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP where he was a member of the Technology and Intellectual Property Group and the Privacy and Information Protection Group.
During his time in Vancouver, Alex was actively involved in a number of
professional and community organizations, including as Director, UBC
Law Alumni Association; Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association
Corporate Counsel section; and Vice-President, Little Mountain
Neighbourhood House Society. He was also a regular guest-lecturer at
the UBC Faculty of Law E-commerce seminar.
is currently a doctoral (Law and Technology) candidate at the
University of Ottawa where he is focusing his studies on privacy and
the interplay between privacy and digital rights management.
Alex has recently worked for the Electronic Privacy Information Center and for the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic.
Alex has authored and co-authored a number of articles relating to intellectual property, domain names, and privacy: see http://www.fasken.com for a list of Alex’s publications. He has presented a number of his papers to conferences across Canada.
DRM systems poised to become the future regulators of our ability to
access and use many different kinds of information, Alex will study the
effects that DRM systems will have on user privacy. Arguing that DRM
systems pose a significant threat to user privacy because the
fundamental premise of DRM is one of user identification and
authentication, Alex’s research will investigate the roles that privacy
can play in the design and implementation of DRM systems.
"Nymity, P2P & ISPs: The Implications of BMG (Canada) v Doe" in Privacy and Technologies of Identity: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation, ed K.J. Strandburg and D.S. Raicu (New York: Springer, 2005) [co-authored in equal proportion with Ian Kerr]
“Beyond the Panopticon: architectures of power in DRM,” Panopticon,
The 15th Annual Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy, Keeping
an Eye on the Panopticon: Workshop on Vanishing Anonymity, Seattle, April 12, 2005.
“Digital Rights Management: Where Copyright and Privacy Collide” (2004) 2 Canadian Privacy Law Review 14
“Infusing Privacy Norms in DRM: Incentives and perspectives from law,” in Yves Deswarte, et al. (eds.),
Information Security Management, Education and Privacy, IFIP 18th World
Computer Congress, TC11 19th International Information Security
Workshops, 22-27 August 2004, Toulouse, France (Kluwer 2004).
Privacy: Protecting personal information when outsourcing and
offshoring" presented to the Ottawa Center for Research and Innovation,
Intellectual Property Update: Canada" presented at Computers, Freedom
& Privacy conference, Seattle, April 2005.
Litigation Summit: Canadian and Global Developments" presented at the
First Annual P2P Litigation Summit (November 3, 2005), Northwestern
University School of Law, Chicago, USA.
.:id trail mix:.
Existing and Emerging Privacy-based Limits In Litigation and Electronic Discovery
The Nexus of Intellectual Privacy and Copyright
Technology and the law: Will reasonableness be the ruin of privacy?
BEYOND THE PANOPTICON: ARCHITECTURES OF POWER IN DRM
Musings on philosophy, law and technology