The Challenge of New Technologies: Do We Need a New Privacy Theory?

March 19, 2002



As technology becomes part of most of our daily activities the boundaries of privacy shift. Do we need to frame privacy differently to make it work in the information age? In her talk Lisa Austin will discuss the changing relationship between the development and usage of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and privacy advocacy. Lisa will provide some guidelines as to how privacy can be reconceptualized to better fit today's reality.




Lisa Austin is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Her research interests include privacy issues, property law and the social implications of technology.

She is also completing her Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Toronto, working in the area of philosophy of technology. Prior to resuming her doctoral work, she served as a Law Clerk to Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci of the Supreme Court of Canada (1998-1999).