Professor Jonathon Penney’s research is at the intersection of law, technology, and human rights, with strong commitments to data justice and both interdisciplinary and empirical methods. He holds a doctorate in “Information, Communication, and the Social Sciences” from the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford (Balliol College); an LLM from Columbia Law School; an MST from the University Oxford (Wolfson College); and a BA/JD from Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.
Before joining Osgoode, he was Director of the Law and Technology Institute at Schulich School of Law and an Associate Professor. He is also a Research Fellow at the Citizen Lab based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and a Research Associate of the Civil Servant Project at the MIT Media Lab. He is called to the bar in Ontario and New York and, before pursuing graduate studies, spent time in practice as a litigation lawyer in Toronto.
He will be spending the 2019-2020 academic year as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and as a Research Affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
He will join Osgoode in July 2020.