Brenda McPhail


Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Director, Privacy, Technology and Surveillance Project

As the Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association's Privacy, Surveillance, and Technology Project, Brenda McPhail focuses on advocacy and public education about privacy rights and the ways in which these rights are at risk in contemporary society. This includes privacy in relation to national security, intelligence, and public safety surveillance, privacy and information sharing practices and policies in the public and private sector, and privacy in the social context of existing and emerging technologies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information. In her peer-reviewed work and at international conferences, she has explored do-it-yourself approaches to privacy protective identification, privacy risks of RFID-enhanced driver’s licenses, identity performance in government service interactions, Canadian ePassport development, attitudes to video surveillance, privacy issues inherent in connected cars and usage-based insurance, and surveillance of activists.


Contributions by Brenda McPhail