Lisa Austin

Professor and Chair in Law and Technology


Areas of Interest

  • Smart cities
  • Urban data


Lisa Austin, BA &Sc (McMaster) 1994, MA (Toronto) 1995, LLM (Toronto) (1998), PhD (Toronto) 2005, called to the Bar of Ontario in 2006, is a Professor of Law. Prior to joining the faculty, she served as law clerk to Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci of the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Austin received a 2017 President's Impact Award from the University of Toronto.

Professor Austin is a co-founder of the IT3 Lab at the University of Toronto, which engages in interdisciplinary research on privacy and transparency.

Research Areas:

  • Privacy
  • Data governance
  • Law and technology
  • Property
  • Legal theory