Valerie Steeves

Valerie Steeves is the Director of the Technology and Human Rights Project
at the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of
Ottawa. She has taught in the field of technology and law for 8 years.

In 1997, she served as a Special Advisor to the House of Commons Standing
Committee on Human Rights and the Status of Persons with Disabilities where
she organized and facilitated a series of national public consultations on
privacy rights and new technologies.

Professor Steeves has written and spoken extensively across the country on
human rights and technologies issues, addressing topics such as "A Better
Roadmap for the Information Highway: Critical Human Rights Issues in the
Access and Privacy Field"
, "Privacy and the Private Sector: Legislation vs.
Codes and Policies"
and "The Clash of Technology and Human Rights".

Professor Steeves was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1984 and practiced law
in Toronto until she began teaching in 1990.