Dr. Michael Geist is a professor of law at the University of Ottawa, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law.
Michael is an internationally syndicated columnist on technology law issues with his regular column appearing in the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, and the BBC. He also sits on Digital Journal's Board of Advisers.
Michael serves on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Expert Advisory Board, on the Canadian Digital Information Strategy’s Review Panel, the Electronic Frontier Foundation Advisory Board, and on the Information Program Sub-Board of the Open Society Institute.
Michael has received numerous awards for his work including the Les Fowlie Award for Intellectual Freedom from the Ontario Library Association in 2009; the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 2008; 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.