Suzie Dunn

Suzie Dunn is PhD student and part time professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. She currently teaches contracts law at the University and has guest lectured on law and technology.

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Suzie Dunn is PhD student and part time professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. She currently teaches contracts law at the University and has guest lectured on law and technology. Her research centers on the intersections of gender, equality, technology and the law, with a specific focus the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, deepfakes, and impersonation in digital spaces. She was awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship for her PhD research.As an innovative thinker with a deep passion for human rights and technology, she has published and presented her work both nationally and internationally on issues including the importance of internet connectivity for northern youth, the application of Canadian law to deepfake technology, and civil responses to the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. She is also a researcher with The eQuality Project where she is developing a case law database on technology-facilitated violence. In 2018, she worked as a policy advisory with the Digital Inclusion Lab at Global Affairs Canada in drafting two international commitments to end gender-based violence in digital contexts, including the G7’s “Charlevoix Commitment to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Abuse and Harassment in Digital Contexts” and the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s resolution titled “Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls: Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women and Girls in Digital Contexts”, both of which were adopted that year.