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Avner Levin

Levin, Avner




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Avner Levin

Director, Ryerson University Law Centre
Director, Privacy & Cyber Crime Institute

Dr. Avner Levin is a Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Law & Business Department. He previously served as Director of both the Ryerson Law Research Centre, which focuses on research related to law and legal education, and the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute, a centre for research related to privacy and cybercrime. During the 2012-2013 academic year Professor Levin served as Ryerson University’s Interim Vice-Provost of Faculty Affairs and as Interim Assistant Vice-President of Human Resources. He is an alumnus of Tel-Aviv University, holding a B.Sc. and LL.B. degree, and of the University of Toronto, holding an LL.M. and S.J.D.

Professor Levin’s research interests include the protection and legal regulation of personal and private information, both locally and internationally. Among his recent research areas are social media, online advertising, the workplace, mobile devices, corporate risk management, electronic health records and the smart electricity grid. He has been a recipient of funding from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Public Safety Canada and Industry Canada.

Professor Levin has published his work in journals such as the American Business Law Journal, the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, the International Journal of Information Security and the Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. He is the co-author, with Mr. Howard Simkevitz of the “The Law of Employee Use of Technology” and is a frequent commentator on these topics in the media.


Law & 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.

LAW 122 Business Law
LAW 722 Law and Canadian Business
LAW723 Issues in Information Technology
MB8108 Regulation, Government and Social Responsibility Management
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

Other Faculty Members