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Levin, Dr. Avner

Education:

SJD(Doctor of Juridical Science), University of Toronto, 2000
LLM(Master of Law), University of Toronto, 1995
LLB(Bachelor of Law), Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1994
BSc(Physics), Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1994
Interdisciplinary Program for Fostering  Excellence, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1992

 Scholarships and Awards (Selected):

1998Faculty of Law Fellowship, University of Toronto
1995-1997Abel Fellowship, University of Toronto
1995Alan Marks Medal for Best Graduate Thesis, University of Toronto

Office:

TRS 3-082

Telephone:

x7690

Email Address:

avner.levin@ryerson.ca

Biography:

Avner Levin has been the Chair of the Law & Business Department since the foundation of the department in 2007. Professor Levin has been the Director of the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute since the Privacy Institute’s foundation in 2007 as well. Professor Levin first taught at Ryerson on a part-time basis in 2002, and became an Assistant Professor in 2003. He was awarded early tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in 2006. Professor Levin is a frequent media commentator on issues of privacy, surveillance law and business.

Research Interests:

Avner Levin researches privacy. His specific interests include the legal regulation and protection of privacy and personal information in various sectors across jurisdictions, both within Canada and internationally. He has researched privacy and surveillance in the workplace, and privacy online and in social media. Professor Levin’s work has been funded by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Contributions Program, and has received widespread media attention in Canada.

Current Courses:

Issues in Information Technology Law (LAW723)
Regulation, Government and Socially Responsible Management (MB8108)
Socially Responsible and Ethical Management (MT8217)

Professional Affiliations:

Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Member
Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Articles Editor
Information and Access Privacy Professionals, Advisory Board Member
Ontario Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services, Advisory Council Member

Selected Publications & Presentations:

Chapters in Refereed Books:

Levin, A. “Is There a Global Approach to Workplace Privacy?” in Zureik, E. (ed.) Globalization of Personal Data Project (forthcoming).

Cukier, W., Levin, A. “Spam, Fraud and Crime on the Internet” in Pittaro, M., (ed.) Crimes of the Internet, 251-279 (Pearson: 2008).

 

Papers in Refereed Journals:

Levin, A., Sanchez Abril, P., “Two Notions of Privacy Online” Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (forthcoming).

Levin A., “Dignity in the Workplace: An Enquiry into the Conceptual Foundation of Workplace Privacy Protection Worldwide”, Journal of Employment and Labor Law 11 (1) 63-103 (2009).

Levin A., “Big and Little Brother: The Potential Erosion of Workplace Privacy in Canada”, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 22 (2) 197-231 (2007).

Levin A., “Is Workplace Surveillance Legal in Canada?”, 6 (5) International Journal of Information Security, 313-321 (2007).

Levin A., “Is Workplace Surveillance Legal in Canada?”, Fourth Annual Privacy, Security, Trust Proceedings, 257-264 (2006).

Levin A., “Book Review: International Libel & Privacy Handbook”, 23 (6) International Marketing Review, 674-677 (2006).

Levin, A., Nicholson, M. J., “Privacy Law in the United States, the EU and Canada: The Allure of the Middle Ground”, 2 (2) University of Ottawa Law and Technology Journal, 357-395 (2005).

Levin A., “Austin’s Complementary Jurisprudence”, 4 (2) Vera Lex, 61-97 (2003).

Levin A., “The Problem of Observation” 3 Philosophy, Science and Law, (2003) (http://www.psljournal.com/archives/papers/avner.cfm).

Levin A., “The Participant Perspective”, 21(6) Law and Philosophy, 567-617 (2002).

Levin A., “Quantum Physics in Private Law”, 14 (2) Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 249-259 (2001).

 

Working Papers:

Simkevitz, H. & Levin, A., “Workplace Privacy”

Levin, A., “Privacy Protection and Health Management: A Contradiction in Terms?”

Sanchez Abril, P. & Levin, A., “Two Notions of Privacy Online Privacy: A Comparison”

Levin, A., “An Unwelcome Invasion: How Workplace Privacy is Eroded by Tort Law”

 

Reports:

Levin A., Foster M., West, B. Nicholson M. J., Hernandez, T & Cukier, W. “The Next Digital Divide: Online Social Network Privacy”, Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity Research Report (2008).

Levin A., Foster M., Nicholson M. J., & Hernandez, T. “Under the Radar? The Employer Perspective on Workplace Privacy”, Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity Research Report (2006).

 

Professional Publications:

Levin, A. “Why Online Social Networks are Responsible When Your Reputation is Harmed”, The Costco Connection (2009).

Levin A., Foster M., Nicholson M. J., & Hernandez, T. “Abstract: Under the Radar? The Employer Perspective on Workplace Privacy”, Murray Long & Associates (2007).

Levin, A. “Putting Workplace Privacy on the Employer's Radar Screen: The Role of Counsel”, 7 (1) Ontario Bar Association Privacy Law Review (2006).

Levin, A. “Workplace Surveillance: When is it Legal?”, 13 (2) Strategic Human Resources 3-9 (2006).

 

Public Consultations:

Levin, A. “Re: Proposed TD Visa Class Action Settlement”, Sutts Strosberg LLP, 2009.

Levin, A. “Re: Payday Lending Maximum Cost of Borrowing”, Ontario Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services, 2008.

Levin, A. “Re: Workplace RFID Guidelines Consultation”, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, 2008 (invited).

Levin, A. “Re: Customer Name and Address Information Consultation”, Public Safety Canada, 2007 (invited).

Levin, A. “Re: PIPEDA Review”, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, 2006 (invited).

 

Refereed Conferences Paper Presentations:

Levin, A., Sanchez Abril, P., “Two Notions of Privacy Online”, Vanderbilt Virtual Law and User Generated Content Symposium, Nashville, 2008.

Levin A., “The Next Digital Divide: Online Social Network Privacy”, Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), Technology Section Keynote, Long Beach, 2008.

Cukier, W., Yap, M. & Levin A., “Building the Business Case for Diversity”, Biennial Conference in Canadian Studies, Jerusalem, 2008.

Levin A., “Online Social Networks: Places of Risk, Places of Law?” Canadian Law and Society Association, Montreal, 2008.

Levin, A. “Is There a Global Approach to Workplace Privacy?”, Conferenceon Empirical Legal Studies, New York, 2007 (poster).

Levin, A. “Two Notions of Online Privacy: Facebook and Personal Information Protection”, ALSB, Indianapolis, 2007.

Levin, A. “Under the Radar”, Office of the Privacy Commissioner Internet Privacy Symposium, Ottawa, 2007.

Levin A., “The Future of Workplace Privacy”, Ryerson Workplace Privacy Workshop, Toronto, 2006.

Levin A., "Is There a Global Approach to Workplace Privacy?", Globalization of Personal Data Project at Queens University Workshop, Kingston, 2006.

Levin A., “Is Workplace Surveillance Legal in Canada?”, Privacy, Security, Trust, Toronto, 2006.

Levin A., “Employee Privacy in Canada: Human Right or Privilege?” Canadian Law and Society Association Congress, Toronto, 2006.

Levin A., Foster M. & Nicholson M.J. “Workplace Privacy: Is it an Issue of Corporate Social Responsibility?”, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Banff, 2006.

Levin A., “Big and Little Brother: The Potential Erosion of Workplace Privacy in Canada”, Biennial Conference in Canadian Studies, Jerusalem, 2006.

Levin, A. “Under the Radar: The Employer Perspective on Workplace Privacy”, ALSB, St. Petersburg, 2006.

Levin, A. “Towards an International Framework for Data Protection” Panel Chair (Panelists: Nancy J. King, Oregon State University, Gail A. Lasprogata, Seattle University, Susan J. Marsnik, University of St. Thomas, Barbara Crutchfield George, California State University, Mary Jo Nicholson, Ryerson University), ALSB, San Francisco, 2005.

Levin A., “Dignity in the Workplace”, ALSB, San Francisco, 2005.

Levin, A., “Privacy Protection and Health Management: A Contradiction in Terms?”, ASAC, Toronto, 2005 as well as ALSB, San Francisco, 2005. 

Levin, A., Nicholson, M. J., “Privacy Law in the United States, the EU and Canada: The Allure of the Middle Ground”, ALSB, Ottawa, 2004.

 

Refereed Conferences Resource Presentations:

Levin, A. “Ryerson Privacy Certificate Program”, Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP), Edmonton, 2007.

Levin, A. “Ryerson Privacy Cyber Crime Institute”, 29th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Montreal, 2007.

Levin, A. “Ryerson Privacy Cyber Crime Institute”, OBA Privacy Law Summit, Toronto, 2007.

Levin, A. “Ryerson Privacy Cyber Crime Institute”, OBA Privacy Law Summit, Toronto, 2006.

 

Invited Lectures and Presentations:

Levin, A. “The Next Digital Divide: Online Social Network Privacy”, OASBO, Toronto (2009).

Levin A., “The Next Digital Divide: Online Social Network Privacy”, Privacy & Security Annual Conference, Victoria (2009).

Levin A., “Current Issues in Workplace Privacy”, Ontario Bar Association Institute, Toronto (2009).

Levin A., “The Next Digital Divide: Online Social Network Privacy”, Youth Privacy Online, Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Toronto (2008).

Levin, A., “Workplace Privacy”, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Toronto (2008).

Levin A., “The Next Digital Divide: Online Social Network Privacy”, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Canadian Privacy Summit, Toronto (2008).

Levin, A. “The Business Risks of Online Social Networks”, IAPP Canadian Privacy Summit, Toronto (2008).

Levin, A. “Workplace Privacy: Beyond MFIPPA”, OASBO, Toronto (2008).

Levin, A. “Risky Business: Student Perspectives of Online Social Networking”, The Learning Partnership, Toronto, (2008, could not present).

Levin A., “Big and Little Brother: The Potential Erosion of Workplace Privacy in Canada”, Association of Corporate Travel Executives, Toronto (2008).

Levin, A. “The Business Risks of Online Social Networks”, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Toronto (2008).

Levin, A. “Privacy, Access to Information & The Role of Academe”, Transparency International, Toronto (2007).

Levin, A., “Cyber Crime”, Cyber Crime Workshop, International Perspectives, Toronto (2007).

Levin A., “Privacy Under Attack”, Thursday Night Talks, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Panel Discussion (2007).

Levin A., “Workplace Privacy”, Ethics@Ryerson Speaker Series, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (2007).

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