Avner Levin

Director of the Privacy & Cybercrime Institute

Dr. Avner Levin is a Professor at Ryerson University. He is currently the Interim Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management, and he is a faculty member of the Law & Business Department. Dr. Levin is the Academic Director of Ryerson University’s Law Research Centre which focuses on research related to law and legal education and he is the Founding Director of the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute, a centre for research related to privacy and cybercrime now part of Ryerson’s Privacy and Big Data Institute. During the 2012-2013 academic year Professor Levin served as Ryerson University’s Interim Vice-Provost of Faculty Affairs and as
Interim Assistant Vice-President of Human Resources. He is an alumnus of Tel-Aviv University, holding a B.Sc. and LL.B. degree, and of the University of Toronto, holding an LL.M. and S.J.D.

Professor Levin’s research interests include the protection and legal regulation of personal and private information, both locally and internationally. Among his recent research areas related to
privacy are privacy online and on social media, privacy by design, advertising, the workplace, privacy on mobile devices, and compensation for the invasion of privacy. He has been a recipient of funding from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Public Safety Canada,
Industry Canada and the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel-Aviv University.

Professor Levin has published his work in journals such as the American Business Law Journal, the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology, the International Journal of Information Security and the Journal of Entertainment and Technology
Law. He is the co-author, with Mr. Howard Simkevitz of the “The Law of Employee Use of Technology” and is a frequent commentator on these topics in the media.


Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25


11:00am - 11:30am

Smart Cities Summit 4.0

Data Governance for the Public Realm with Eric Hovest of Accenture Industry X.0, Avner Levin of Ryerson University’s Privacy & Cybercrime Institute & Maithili Mavinkurve of Sightline Innovation moderated by Jennifer Hollett

We’ve become accustomed to our data being collected when shopping, sharing, or streaming on our devices. The past two years have taught policymakers that the public may be less comfortable when data are collected as we move around the city. Our experts will discuss how building public trust with transparent data policies is essential to the future of urban tech.

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Thurs, Sept 26

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