Jan. 18, 2023

Professor to publish article in Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Article examines the tort of privacy

Professor Emily Laidlaw's article "Technology Mindfulness and the Future of the Tort of Privacy" investigates how to develop the tort of privacy to better address technology-facilitated abuse. The central question explored is how explicitly the role and function of technology should be engaged in a legal test. The article argues that technology is constitutive of our society, shaping our social and cultural institutions, which in term shape the development of technology, and together define the everyday ways that our privacy is enjoyed and invaded. The The goal is to illustrate how to embed technology mindfulness and overcome some of the weaknesses of current law.

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