About the Author

AuthorKaren Eltis
About the Author
Karen Eltis is a law professor specializing in Internet law and policy (pri-
vacy and data securit y), comparative law, and democratic governance. She
is a tenured professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa,
Canada (Section de droit civil), the former co-director of the Centre for
Law, Technology and Society, and director of the Human Rights Centre.
Professor Eltis is also an associate adjunct professor and visiting scholar
at Columbia Law School in New York, where she focuses on the impact of
new technologies on constitutional rights. She served as senior advisor to
the National Judicial Institute where her focus was bijuralism, technology,
and ethics. Fluent in French, English, Hebrew, Romanian, and Spanish,
Professor Eltis holds law degrees from McGill University, the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, and Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone
Scholar). She clerked for Chief Justice Aharon Barak of the Supreme
Court of Israel. Prior to joining the facult y at the University of Ottawa,
Professor Eltis was a litigation associate in New York City, practising in
the area of international dispute resolution.

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