jennifer barrigar
LL.D. Candidate University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
2006 Gowlings Fellow

Jennifer is an Honours B.A. graduate (English and Womyn’s Studies) of Carleton University and received her LL.B. from Dalhousie University.  She articled at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in 2001 and remained there as Legal Counsel until August 2006.  During her time at OPC, jennifer also completed an LL.M. at University of Ottawa, re-viewing Canada’s federal private sector privacy law and its potential as a transformative rights instrument.   

During her LL.M. jennifer also researched the creation, performance and regulation of identities in the online environment.  Her doctoral work builds on this interest, focusing on the creation of the exclusively online “self” and its implications for privacy law and identity management technologies.     


.:works in progress:.

"IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T: Making PIPEDA’s Rights Language Meaningful By Re-Viewing Social Value"


"Let’s Not Get Psyched Out of Privacy: Reflections on Withdrawing Consent to the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information" (2006) 44 C.B.L.J. 54. (co-authored with Jacquelyn Burkell and Ian Kerr)

"Soft Surveillance, Hard Consent" (2006) 6 Personally Yours 1-14 (co-authored with Ian Kerr, Jacquelyn Burkell and Katie Black)

“PIPEDA:  Private Sector Privacy Legislation”, Jennifer Barrigar, Intuit Pro Connection July 2005.

.:id trail mix:.

"it’s different for girls: the importance of recognizing and incorporating equality in discussions of Internet speech"

"i want you to want me: the effect of reputation systems in online dating sites"

HollaBack NYC: Sites of Resistance, Sousveillance, and Street Harassment