Karen Eltis

Karen Eltis

Karen Eltis is full Professor of Law (professeure titulaire) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa (Canada) and an Affiliate with Princeton’s CITP (Center for Information Technology Policy) 2016-2018. A past director of the Human Rights Centre, Karen specializes in innovation law, privacy and cybersecurity from a comparative perspective. She served as Senior Advisor to the National Judicial Institute and has taught at Columbia Law School. Fluent in French, English, Hebrew, Spanish and Romanian and proficient in German and Italian, Professor Eltis holds law degrees from McGill University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar). Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Ottawa, Karen was a litigation associate in New York City. Her research on privacy was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada (in the landmark case A.B. v. Bragg, 2012) and other Canadian and foreign courts. Karen’s latest book is titled “Courts, Litigants and the Digital Age: Second Edition” (Irwin Law, 2016) supported by the CIRA grant. Her research on Artificial Intelligence and Expression is supported by the Foundation for Legal Research.

Karen's Blogs:

* Inadvertently Appointing Digital Judges? A Canadian Perspective on Restricting Speech and Social Media

* Extra-Territoial Jurisdiction in the Internet Age: Reflecting on the Effective Emasculation of Domestic Courts on the Heels of Equustek v. Google

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