Sarit K. Mizrahi
Sarit K. Mizrahi
Ph.D. candidate (Law)


Sarit K. Mizrahi is a PhD in Law candidate at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, under the supervision of Prof.Jeremy De Beer and Prof. Michael Geist.

Sarit K. Mizrahi’s research explores the literary, musical, and artistic collaborations between humans and artificial intelligence from a copyright perspective, particularly in terms of their potential impact on creative freedom, the proliferation of knowledge and the continuing development of diversity in culture. Her research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship, as well as by the University of Ottawa through an Excellence scholarship.

Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Sarit K. Mizrahi completed her LL.B., J.D. and LL.M. in Technology Law at Université de Montréal. Her master’s thesis analyzed the legal implications of Internet marketing through the lens of privacy, competition, trademark, and consumer protection law.  She received the Prix Henri Capitant for the best master’s thesis in 2014, following which her work was published as a monograph by Éditions Yvon Blais.

Sarit K. Mizrahi has since published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles that examine topics relating to technology law. Among them is a piece that contemplates the capacity of Ontario’s invasion of privacy to address certain risks associated with the Internet of Things. Another evaluates the extent to which Canadian and American laws safeguard the privacy of innocent cloud users during the course of criminal investigations performed in cloud environments. Forthcoming in 2020 is her latest contribution, which considers whether copyright protection is justified for fully machine-generated content.

Sarit K. Mizrahi has participated in several research projects focusing on the intersection between law and technology. In her capacity as researcher at the Cyberjustice Laboratory, she contributed to the elaboration of a study commissioned by the Government of Quebec that assesses the legal implications of their migration to the cloud. She has also worked as a researcher at the L.R. Wilson Chair in Information Technology and e-Commerce Law, where she looked into the legal risks involved in the City of Quebec’s adoption of an electronic identity system for its citizens. Most recently, she joined the Abeona-ENS-Obvia Chair on AI and Social Justice, where she performs policy research centering on artificial intelligence and social justice.