Lisa Austin a professor of law at the University of Toronto, where her research and teaching interests include privacy law, property law, and legal theory. She is also a co-founder of the IT3 Lab at the University of Toronto, which engages in interdisciplinary research on privacy and transparency.
Austin's privacy work has been cited numerous times by Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She is also active in a number of public policy debates in Canada. Most recently, she collaborated on a report for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada entitled Seeing Through the Cloud: National Jurisdiction and Location of Data, Servers, and Networks Still Matter in a Digitally Interconnected World. Previous policy work includes consulting for the Canadian Judicial Council on their Model Policy for Access to Court Records in Canada.
Prior to joining the faculty, she served as law clerk to Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci of the Supreme Court of Canada. She holds a bachelor’s degree from McMaster University, and master’s, law and doctoral degrees from the University of Toronto. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2006. Austin received a 2017 President's Impact Award from the University of Toronto.
Daniel Therrien was appointed Privacy Commissioner of Canada on June 5, 2014, after three decades serving Canadians as a lawyer with various federal departments where human rights issues were important.
Therrien has said that the over-arching goal of his mandate is to increase the control Canadians have over their personal information.
Since his appointment, he has championed privacy rights in the public debate over national security and public safety and led research and investigations into privacy issues that go to the heart of consumer trust and confidence.
Therrien holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Licence en droit from the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1981.