Emily Laidlaw


Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity Law

Tier 2 - 2020-11-01
University of Calgary
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council



Research summary


The internet has had a profound impact on many aspects of society—from how we communicate to how we work and engage in relationships. It is also changing the way warfare, crime and business are conducted, making many aspects of our day-to-day lives vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. But due to the speed of technological innovation and the internet’s global reach, traditional laws are often ineffective in making our cyber environment secure. As a result, we increasingly rely on other forms of regulation for safety.

As Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity Law, Dr. Emily Laidlaw is exploring cybersecurity regulation. By using both a technology regulation and human rights lens, she and her research team hope to support law reform and guide the development of cohesive regulatory models.