Christopher A. Parsons

University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab

Research Associate

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

17

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

Shame Justice on Social Media: How it Hurts and Ways to Limit it

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 24 Sep 2012
Christopher A. Parsons
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 653 (56,645)
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social media, riots, police, surveillance, internet, justice, shame

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Forgetting, Non-Forgetting and Quasi-Forgetting in Social Networking: Canadian Policy and Corporate Practice

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 30 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2013
Colin Bennett, Adam Molnar and Christopher A. Parsons
Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, Deakin University - Department of Criminology and University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 274 (154,612)
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privacy, data protection, social networking, Canada, EU

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Analysis of the Communications Security Establishment Act and Related Provisions in Bill C-59 (an Act Respecting National Security Matters), First Reading

Transparency and Accountability, December 2017
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 22 Jan 2018
Christopher A. Parsons, Lex Gill, Tamir Israel, Bill Robinson and Ronald J. Deibert
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab, University of Ottawa - Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab and University of Toronto - Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Downloads 250 (169,503)
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Communications Security Establishment, National Security, National Security Law, Human Rights, Cybersecurity, Cyber Security, Signals Intelligence, Cyber Operations, CNE, CNA, Canada, Canadian Law, Security Studies, Surveillance, Privacy

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Real and Substantial Connections: Enforcing Canadian Privacy Laws Against American Social Networking Companies

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 Mar 2013
Colin Bennett, Christopher A. Parsons and Adam Molnar
Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab and Deakin University - Department of Criminology
Downloads 240 (176,298)
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Social Networking, Privacy, Compliance, Jurisdiction, Canada, law

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ANPR: Code and Rhetorics of Compliance

Parsons, Christopher; Savirimuthu, Joseph; Wipond, Rob; McArthur, Kevin. (2012). “ANPR: Code and Rhetorics of Compliance,” in European Journal of Law and Technology 3(3).
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2013
Christopher A. Parsons, Joseph Savirimuthu, Rob Wipond and Kevin McArthur
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab, University of Liverpool - Law School, University of Victoria and Independent
Downloads 240 (176,298)
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ANPR, surveillance, privacy, RCMP, police, ALPR

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Understanding the Lawful Access Decryption Requirement

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2015
Kevin McArthur and Christopher A. Parsons
Independent and University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 232 (182,093)

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Canada, encryption, decryption, SSL, security, privacy, policy

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Law Enforcement and Security Agency Surveillance in Canada: The Growth of Digitally-Enabled Surveillance and Atrophy of Accountability

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Mar 2018
Christopher A. Parsons
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 217 (194,009)

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Canada, Surveillance, Privacy, Law Enforcement, Security Services

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Gone Opaque? An Analysis of Hypothetical IMSI Catcher Overuse in Canada

Number of pages: 141 Posted: 20 Jan 2017
Christopher A. Parsons and Tamir Israel
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab and University of Ottawa - Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)
Downloads 209 (200,855)
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canada, germany, united states, interception, surveillance, privacy, IMSI Catcher, law, transparency, accountability, police

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The (In)effectiveness of Voluntarily Produced Transparency Reports

Christopher Parsons. 2017. "The (In)effectiveness of Voluntarily Produced Transparency Reports," Business & Society, DOI: 10.1177/0007650317717957
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2017
Christopher A. Parsons
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 187 (221,979)
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Telecommunications, transparency, law enforcement, public policy, corporate sustainability reporting, standardization

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Do Transparency Reports Matter for Public Policy? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Telecommunications Transparency Reports

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2015
Christopher A. Parsons
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 170 (240,832)
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telecommunications, surveillance, transparency, Canada, privacy

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Right to Information in Canada: Drawing Analogue Law into a Digital Present

The Winston Report, Winter 2014
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 03 Oct 2014
Andrew Hilts and Christopher A. Parsons
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab and University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 154 (261,512)

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Half Baked: The Opportunity to Secure Cookie-Based Identifiers from Passive Surveillance

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Andrew Hilts and Christopher A. Parsons
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab and University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 150 (267,143)
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snowden, encryption, cookies, advertising, signals intelligence, security, ssl, tls, surveillance, privacy

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Horizontal Accountability and Signals Intelligence: Lesson Drawing from Annual Electronic Surveillance Reports

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Oct 2017
Christopher A. Parsons and Adam Molnar
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab and Deakin University - Department of Criminology
Downloads 84 (399,438)
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accountability, transparency, national security, signals intelligence, Canadian politics

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The Governance of Telecommunications Surveillance: How Opaque and Unaccountable Practices and Policies Threaten Canadians

Number of pages: 106 Posted: 20 Jan 2017
Christopher A. Parsons
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 81 (408,060)
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canada, privacy, surveillance, transparency, accountability, transparency reports, law, national security

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Submission to the Toronto Police Services Board’s Use of New Artificial Intelligence Technologies Policy - LEAF and The Citizen Lab

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Dec 2021
University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Women's Legal Education and Action Fund, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 68 (449,257)

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artificial intelligence, police, algorithmic policing, substantive equality, privacy, human rights

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Accountability and the Canadian Government’s Reporting of Computer Vulnerabilities and Exploits

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Nov 2018
Christopher A. Parsons
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 46 (537,049)

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VEP, Canada, Policy, Cybersecurity, National Security

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What's Driving Deep Packet Inspection in Canada? ISPs, Netscapes of Power, and Privacy Advocacy

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Nov 2014
Christopher A. Parsons
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab
Downloads 28 (635,563)

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deep packet inspection, privacy, regulation, telecommunications