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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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  • JD University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • PhD, Comparative Literature (Cultural Studies) University of California, USA
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  • Andrea Slane, “Motion to Dismiss: Bias Crime, Online Communication, and the Sex Lives of Others", in NJ v. Ravi, Valerie Steeves and Jane Bailey, eds. eGirls, eCitizens: Putting Technology, Theory and Policy Into Dialogue with Girls’ and Young Women’s Voices. (University of Ottawa Press, 2015): 253-280.
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  • Andrea Slane, “Sexting and the Law in Canada”, (2013) 22:3 The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 117-122.
  • Andrea Slane, “Luring Lolita: The Age of Consent and the Burden of Responsibility for Online Luring”, (2011) 1:4 Global Studies in Childhood 354-364.
  • Andrea Slane, “Guarding a Cultural Icon: Concurrent Intellectual Property Regimes and the Perpetual Protection of Anne of Green Gables in Canada”, (2011) 56:4 McGill Law Journal 1011-1055.
  • Andrea Slane, “From Scanning to Sexting: The Scope of Protection of Dignity-based Privacy in Canadian Child Pornography Law”, (2010) 48 Osgoode Hall Law Journal: 543-593.
  • Information and Privacy Law (LGLS 2500U)
    Information and privacy law examines two intersecting yet separate areas of law: privacy law and information law. The privacy law portion of the course will consider the privacy rights protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, public and private sector legislation such as the Privacy Act and the Protection of Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and the development of other causes of action addressing invasion of privacy by individuals. The information law portion will address the principles of open government and open justice, along with analysis of access to information legislation. The interplay between the two areas of law will be a persistent theme throughout the course.
  • Law and Technology (LGLS 3520U)
    New technologies engage the law in at least three ways: they may become the object of regulation; they may affect the application of the law to human interactions; and they may affect the procedural elements of the law (such as evidence law). The course will examine the ways that both historical and recent technological inventions engage and are engaged by the law.
  • Communication Law and Policy (LGLS 4010U)
    The course will address a range of topics governing communication in Canada and internationally, regarding the broadcasting, information and telecommunications industries, as well as how rules and policies designed for industries apply to individuals. The course content may include how broadcasting and communication policy is made, national ownership rules, program content and quality regulation, access to the media, and how each of these topics are affected by digital broadcasting and publication venues. Further topics may include freedom of expression, access to information rights, defamation law, personality rights, and whether there is a right to protect confidential sources, and how these areas of law affect the work of journalists and other newsgatherers and publishers. The course may also consider the legal and policy issues affecting producers and consumers of digital media, addressing topics such as network neutrality, broadband policy, surveillance, online reputation management and intellectual property rights.