Dr. Ian Kerr holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. He also holds cross-appointments to the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Philosophy.
Special thanks and much gratitude are owed to one of my favorite artists, Eric Joyner, for his permission to display a number of inspirational and thought–provoking works in the banner.
The following is an mp3 recording of a lecture I gave at the 2009 National Health Law Conference in Montreal, Quebec. The conference, organized by the Université de Sherbrooke, was held October 2nd & 3rd, 2009 and focused on the theme of grand challenges in health law and policy.
My lecture “The Components of Health” was part of the panel entitled “Grand Challenges Regarding Privatization and Commodification”. You can listen to or download the mp3 recording of the lecture here.
Listen to: The Components of Health
Ever since I moved to ottawa, I have been a huge fan of CBC Radio. So I was thrilled yesterday to be invited for the 3rd time to appear on The Current to talk about our new book, Lessons from the Identity Trail. Below is the text of Nancy Wilson’s introduction followed by a link to the podcast of our interview…
To some people the Internet is the world’s biggest commons … a global public square. For others, it’s a realm of shadowy, anonymous figures hiding behind online aliases. But anonymity is becoming less and less a feature of life online. We aired a clip with one perspective on that trend, posted last May on the website, Mobuzz.tv.
Taking responsibility for your actions on line may be just one way you relinquish privacy. Every day, millions of Canadians hop on the Internet to check their e-mail, chat with their friends on social networking sites, book a vacation or buy a gift. And each time they click on a purchase or post a picture, they give up a little bit of their privacy.
With this explosion of information technology – there are those who warn that our anonymity and our right to privacy is in jeopardy. That’s the premise of a new book called On The Identity Trail: Anonymity, Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society. Academics, governments and private corporations around the world contributed to the book, which examines how technology is changing the nature of our private lives, and what it means to be “anonymous.”
Dr. Ian Kerr is the lead author of the book. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. He was in Ottawa.
The book can be downloaded from the Internet for free, here.
The podcast of the interview is available here.
Last week, members from ID Trail gathered for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada‘s Privacy Lecture Series to launch their new book Lessons From the Identity Trail. The event, which enjoyed an over-capacity turn out, resulted in extensive media coverage across Canada, including an opinion editorial by Ian Kerr and Valerie Steeves in the Ottawa Citizen and broader coverage by the National Post, CBC, CTV, the Edmonton Journal, the Montreal Gazette, the Ottawa Sun and the Ottawa Citizen.
Well deserved shout-outs are owed to Amanda Leslie, Anne-Marie Hayden and Jill Pyle for organizing an impressive event!
On Wednesday April 8, 2009 members of the ID Trail project will re-assemble to launch their new book, Lessons from the Identity Trail.
The launch will take place as part of the Office of the Privacy Commisioner of Canada‘s Lecture Series at noon in the Albert Salon at the Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street (here is a map). At this session, Ian Kerr and Valerie Steeves will offer readings from the book, published by Oxford University Press.
If you plan on attending, please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online version will be released in three parts on April 8, April 28, and May 6.
Stay tuned for more information.