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Jane Bailey 





Jane Bailey
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

Stream 2 - constitutional and legal aspects of anonymity


Jane Bailey joined the Faculty of Law in 2002. She teaches regulation of Internet communications, civil procedure and contracts. Professor Bailey completed her LL.M. at the University of Toronto in 2002, supported by a Centre for Innovation Law and Policy scholarship and an Ontario Scholarship. She was a co-recipient of the Howland Prize for outstanding performance in the LL.M. programme. She served as a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice John Sopinka at the Supreme Court of Canada. Before returning to legal studies, Professor Bailey practised law in Toronto with Torys, where she was an associate in the litigation department. Her litigation experience included acting on matters relating to unlawful search of political protesters, and to the application of existing laws governing hate speech to an Internet website.

Her primary areas of interest relate to the intersections between law, evolving technology and equity. Professor Bailey's LL.M. research related to the potential for regulation of Internet hate speech. Her ongoing research focuses on the impact of evolving technology on significant public commitments to equality rights, freedom of expression and multiculturalism, as well as the societal and cultural impact of the Internet and emerging forms of private technological control, particularly in relation to members of socially disadvantaged communities.




"Privacy, Identity and Equality:  The Case of Child Pornography" presented at the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy Consultation on Online Child Exploitation, Toronto, May 7, 2007.

"A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy? You Be the Judge!" presented at “A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy? You be the Judge!”, Workshop presented at the Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference, Montréal, May 1, 2007.

"The Medium is A Message:  Reaffirming Public Obligations in the Battle Against Internet Hate" presented at National Holocaust Memorial, Law Society of Upper Canada and The League for Human Rights Bnai B’rith Canada, Toronto, 26 April 2006.

“Surfing the Waves:  What Cyberfeminism is Teaching Me”, presented at Shirley Greenberg Lecture Series, University of Ottawa 15 March 2006. 

"Bibendum, Bird and the Beatles:  The Role of Free Expression in the Canadian Copyright Reform Process," presented at Third International Conference on the Intellectual Property Protection of High Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 9 December 2005. 

"Empirical Aspirations:  The Substance of Procedure in Online Music Sharing Litigation," presented
at the Canadian Law and Society Association Conference in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, June 2005.


"The Implications of Digital Rights Management for Privacy and Freedom of Expression" (2004) 2:2 Info, Comm & Ethics in Society  87 (co-authored with Ian Kerr)

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Privacy as a Social Value

Privacy as Modesty and the Uninterrogated Equality Rights of LE

Privacy vs. Equality: Reflections on Re-thinking the Dichotomy

Clearing Away the Debris?: Webcamming in the Context of Feminist Tensions over Pornography, Privacy and Identity 

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