Jonathon Penney

Mr Penney has taught at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law since 2012. He is currently a Berkman Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, a Research Fellow at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, and a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. In 2011, he was a Google Policy Fellow at the Citizen Lab, where he helped lead the OpenNet Initiative’s new Transparency Project, a research collaboration founded to encourage corporate transparency about government data requests. He was also Project Coordinator for the Privacy Value Networks Project, a large scale, multi-university, multi-million dollar EPSRC (UK) funded project on data privacy, led by the Oxford Internet Institute. A native Nova Scotian and Dalhousie graduate, he previously studied at Columbia Law School as a Fulbright Scholar and at Oxford as a Mackenzie King Scholar, where he was Associate Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. He previously taught law at Victoria University in Wellington (NZ) and spent time practising civil litigation as a federal lawyer in Toronto. His research concerns constitutional/human rights, intellectual property, and digital media law & policy, particularly censorship, privacy, and information security.

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