Global Technology Law and Policy

Global Technology Law and Policy: Spring 2018

Global Technology Law and Policy is an intensive three-week seminar that examines the development of global technology and intellectual property policy. The course is a joint initiative of the University of Ottawa and the University of Haifa with ten students from each university participating. The first part of the course will be held in Ottawa with five classes focused on Internet governance and privacy. Classes will also feature several guest lectures and academic site visits. Students will then transfer to the University of Haifa, where classes will continue on the development on policies on intellectual property, Internet governance, cyber-security and privacy.

Student Presentation Groups – Book Reports


Cyber-Research Groups



Course Schedule (Draft Subject to Change – as of May 11, 2018):


April 30, 2018

10:00 – 11:30 (DMS4101 (55 Laurier E))

Optional: Conversation with Facebook’s Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Rob Sherman

14:00 – 16:00 (FTX 102)

Introduction to course and participants.  Overview of global technology law and policy making.


16:30 – 18:00 – Parliament Hill, Centre Block, Meeting with David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development

May 1, 2018

13:00 – 16:30 (FTX 102)

Internet Governance



ICANN Cookbook

ICANN Data protection and WHOIS

WHOIS Afraid of the Dark?

Security Trade-Offs in the New EU Privacy Law

15:00 – 16:30: Guest lecture: Richard Bass on Israel history and politics

18:30:  Reception at Michael Geist’s house, 31 Marble Arch Cres.


May 2, 2018

9:45 am – Visit to the Supreme Court of Canada and meeting with Justice Russell Brown

13:00 – 15:30 (FTX 102)

Privacy Introduction

15:30 – 17:30 (Room 306, The Valour Building, 151 Sparks St.)

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Automated and Connected Vehicles in Canada


May 3, 2018

12:00 – 13:30 (Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland Street):

Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue Panel Series, Robot Ethics

14:00 – 16:00 (FTX 102)

AI and privacy

Guest lecture (15:00 – 16:00): Jeremy de Beer, University of Ottawa


de Beer, Evidence‐Based Intellectual Property Policymaking: An Integrated Review of Methods and Conclusions


May 4, 2018

9:00 – 11:45 (FTX 102)

Privacy: Perspectives on Canada, Israel, and the EU

Orientation on Israel

Student presentation on Svantesson


May 5 – 7, 2018 – Travel to Israel



May 8, 2018

9:45 – 11:00: Meeting at Heseg House, 46 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv

13:00 – 15:00: Meeting at Meitar Law Firm, Tel Aviv with Yossi Abadi and David Mirchin

16 Abba Hillel Rd. Ramat Gan

16:30 – 18:00: Conference on Internet issues, Herziliya


May 9, 2018 

14:00 – 17:00: U. of Haifa – Cyber Center – Conf room

Privacy and the GDPR

Student presentation on Bamberger and Mulligan, Privacy on the Ground

Guest lecture: Eldar Haber, University of Haifa

May 10, 2018

14:00 – 16:00: U. of Haifa – Cyber Center – Conf room

Guest lecture: Dr. Colette Cuijpers, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society

16:00 – 18:00: U. of Haifa – Cyber Center – Conf room

Guest lecture (with Law and Tech LL.M. students): Marketa Trimble, UNLV


May 11, 2018

9:00 – 12:00: U. of Haifa – Cyber Center – Conf room

Cyber-research presentation: Darknet

Cyber-research presentation: Vulnerabilities

Cyber-research presentation: Digital Evidence

Cyber-research presentation: Internet of Things


May 12, 2018 – Shabbat


May 13, 2018

10:00: Meet for departure to Jerusalem, depart from Haifa Bayview Hotel, HaNassi Blvd 101, Haifa

12:00: Lunch at Cinema City Jerusalem, Sderot Yitshak Rabin 10, Jerusalem (gather at Tzipora restaurant)

13:00: Visit Israeli Supreme Court, meet with Supreme Court justice

15:00: Tour of the Old City

17:00: Depart for Haifa

19:30: Arrive in Haifa


May 14, 2018

9:15 – 12:00 – Class at University of Haifa (Room 3044)


Student presentation on Tusikov, Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet

Intellectual Property Pressures: TPP, SOPA, ACTA, bi-lateral trade

Future of digital policy making