Teresa Scassa
Teresa Scassa
Faculty member
Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy Full Professor, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law

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Dr. Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, a Faculty member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and a Full Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa, with cross-appointment to the School of Information Studies.

Dr. Teresa Scassa’s research explores the intersection of law and technology, and she draws upon interdisciplinary approaches and networks in her work. She has written widely about intellectual property and privacy law issues in a broad range of contexts. Her ongoing research projects are on artificial intelligence and the law, data governance, data privacy, and legal dimensions of data scraping. 

Dr. Scassa is author, co-author, or co-editor of several books, including Artificial Intelligence and the Law in Canada (LexisNexis 2021), Digital Commerce in Canada (LexisNexis 2020), Law and the Sharing Economy (uOttawa Press 2018), and Canadian Trademark Law (2d edition, LexisNexis 2015). She has researched and published widely on law and technology subjects. Her expertise is widely sought after.  

Dr. Scassa is a member of Canada’s Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence, a member of the Law Commission of Ontario’s Advisory Panel on the AI in Civil and Administrative Justice Project, and currently sits on two data policy-related working groups in Ontario. She is a past member of the Canadian Government Advisory Panel on Open Government and of the External Advisory Committee to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.  

Dr. Scassa earned her LL.B. in Common and Civil Law from McGill University, and her LL.M. and SJD in Law from the University of Michigan.