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Michael Geist Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law and is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. He regularly appears in the Globe and Mail, is the editor of several monthly technology law publications, and the author of a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues. Dr. Geist serves on many boards, including Ingenium, Internet Archive Canada, and the EFF Advisory Board. He was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2018 and has received numerous awards for his work including the Kroeger Award for Policy Leadership and the Public Knowledge IP3 Award in 2010, the Les Fowlie Award for Intellectual Freedom from the Ontario Library Association in 2009, the EFF’s Pioneer Award in 2008, and Canarie’s IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada.

Philippe Lamontagne Research Officer, National Research Council Canada

Philippe Lamontagne is a research officer in the cyber security team of the National Research Council. He received his PhD from Université de Montréal in 2018. His areas of expertise are cryptography and quantum information. He studies the use of quantum information for cryptographic tasks from lesser assumptions and the provable security of cryptographic protocols against quantum adversaries. He also has interest in the security of classical cryptography against quantum adversaries, also known as post-quantum cryptography, and in cryptographic solutions to privacy.

Lex Gill ,

Lex Gill is a lawyer at a groundbreaking Montreal firm known for class actions and public interest litigation in areas like human rights, environmental law, and corporate accountability. She is also an affiliate at the Citizen Lab, where she supports the organization’s work on issues like freedom of expression, equality, and surveillance. Lex teaches part-time at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, and has worked for organizations that include the Supreme Court of Canada (as clerk to the Chief Justice), the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic.

Andreanne Bergeron Cybersecurity Researcher, GoSecure

Andréanne Bergeron is a cybersecurity researcher at GoSecure. She is also a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Criminology of the Université de Montréal and recipient of the prestigious Vanier scholarship. She also specialized in other types of cybercrime as she worked as the coordinator of the Darkweb and Anonymity Research Center.