Michael Geist


Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law. He has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School. Dr. Geist has written numerous academic articles and government reports on the Internet and law, is a member of Canada's National Task Force on Spam, is a nationally syndicated columnist on technology law issues for the Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen, and is the author of the textbook Internet Law in Canada (Captus Press) which is now in its third edition. He is the editor of the Canadian Privacy Law Review and the creator of privacyinfo.ca, one of Canada's leading privacy websites. Dr. Geist has received numerous awards for his work including Canarie's IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada and he was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 in 2003.

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