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Lex Gill

Lex Gill is a researcher for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association's Privacy, Technology, and Surveillance Project. In that role, she supports the organization's efforts to map institutions, practices, and civil liberties impacts of state surveillance in Canada. Her recent academic work has focused on the constitutional problems raised by compelled decryption in the United States and Canada as well as the role of metaphor in the law's understanding of new technologies. 
Lex was the 2016 Google Policy Fellow at the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), where her work focused on digital freedom of expression, intermediary liability, and invasive police surveillance technologies (notably including IMSI Catchers/cell-site simulators). She is also a former affiliate to the Berkman Klein Center, where she produced research on Internet governance, blockchain technology, and civil liberties in the digital sphere. Lex is a co-author to a Berkman working paper entitled "Towards digital constitutionalism? Mapping attempts to craft an Internet Bill of Rights."
She has facilitated workshops, conference talks and trainings on wildly interdisciplinary issues of law, technology, and social change. She is based in Montréal and is set to graduate from the B.C.L. / LL.B. program at McGill University's Faculty of Law in Spring 2017.

Last updated

September 1, 2016