Increasingly, non-state actors pose the biggest cyber-security threat argues Jon Penney.
Mr. Penney is a lawyer and policy fellow at the Citizen Lab, Munk School for Global Affairs, University of Toronto. A doctoral candidate at Oxford University, he has also spent time studying and researching at Columbia Law School as a Fulbright Scholar, and Victoria University (Wellington) as a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in the law faculty. A graduate of Dalhousie University and native Nova Scotian, he has served as Associate Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, and worked as a lawyer and policy advisor. His broader research interests include constitutional law & politics, technology law, and digital media policy & security, both separately and where these areas intersect.
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