JONATHON PENNEY

I'm a lawyer, PhD student at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and a Research Fellow at the Citizen Lab / Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, an interdisciplinary research lab specializing in digital media, cyber-security, and human rights, at the University of Toronto's Munk School for Global Affairs.

In 2012-2013, I will be a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Though I have a background in law, I am pursuing a PhD in information communication sciences at Oxford, where my legal research is interdisciplinary & enriched by empirical methods.

A native Nova Scotian and graduate of Dalhousie, I studied at Columbia Law School as a Fulbright Scholar, the University of Oxford as a Mackenzie King Scholar, and in 2009-2010 taught law as a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at Victoria University (Wellington). Before all that, I worked as a litigation lawyer and, from time to time, as a policy advisor at the federal level.

My research, broadly speaking, concerns constitutionalism/human rights, technology law, intellectual property, and digital media policy. In fact, my doctoral project, which investigates regulatory "chilling effects" on the Internet, touches each.

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