Emily Laidlaw

Emily Laidlaw

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity Law, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary (Calgary, AB)

September 12, 2021

Emily Laidlaw is a Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity Law and Associate Professor at the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Law. She has taught a variety of courses over the years in Internet Law, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Media Law, Human Rights, Tort Law, Intellectual Property, and Foundations of Law and Justice. She is also the Ethics Advisor to the Members of Council at the City of Calgary and previously practiced as a litigator. From 2006 to 2014, Dr. Laidlaw obtained her LLM and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science and was an Assistant Professor (lecturer) at the University of East Anglia Law School.

Dr. Laidlaw is a member of the Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance and a fellow of the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies. She researches in the area of information and technology regulation and human rights, with a focus on content regulation and platform liability, privacy and freedom of expression, and cybersecurity. She is the author of the book Regulating Speech in Cyberspace: Gatekeepers, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility (Cambridge University Press, 2015).


Role: Panel Member
Report: Public Safety in the Digital Age