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Jurisdiction II: Global Networks/Local Rules

September 11-12, 2000
San Francisco, CA

Speaker Biographies

Colin J. Bennett

Professor Department of Political Science
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC. Canada, V8W 3P5
Phone (Office): (250) 721-7495
FAX: (250) 721-7485
E-Mail: CJB@UVic.Ca

Colin Bennett received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wales, and his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1986 he has taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, where he is now Professor. From 1999-2000, he was a fellow with the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

His research interests have focused on the comparative analysis of information privacy protection policies at the domestic and international levels. He has published Regulating Privacy: Data Protection and Public Policy in Europe and the United States (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992). He is also co-editor or Visions of Privacy: Policy Choices for the Digital Age (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999).

He has published articles in: Public Administration, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Policy Options, The Journal of Public Policy, Governance, Science, Technology and Human Values, Canadian Public Administration, the Information Society and the European Journal of Political Research, as well as in specialized journals such as Privacy Laws and Business. He has given addresses and papers on these subjects in Canada, the United States, Britain, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. He is an occasional contributor of articles on privacy to The Ottawa Citizen, The Vancouver Sun and the Victoria Times-Colonist.

He has completed a report for the Canadian Standards Association on Implementing Privacy Codes of Practice (1995) that analyzes the implementation of the CSA Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, and one for the Standards Council of Canada on the Prospects for an International Code for the Protection of Personal Information (1997). He is also the co-author of a recent report for the European Commission on the methodology for assessing the adequacy of the level of privacy protection under Article 25 of the European Union's Data Protection Directive.


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