Anne Uteck

From “away” as Haligonians like to say, Anne arrived in Ottawa with her two children, Spencer and Kate in September 2006 to take up doctoral studies in the law and technology programme under the supervision of Dr. Ian Kerr. She dismisses those who call her brave for such an undertaking, saying it was merely a great opportunity to get away from the east coast fog and rain. Now fully entrenched in Ottawa-life, Anne juggles her time between school and kids. They are avid movie fans, skaters, bikers, pizza lovers and the thrill of fast scary roller coasters and steep water slides.



  • Long on experience (i.e. older), after graduating the first go-around, Anne returned to her hometown of Toronto to work for a local M.P. which provided the impetus to enter law school with a view to public service. Alas, that career path was not to be. Practicing law at McInnes Cooper in Halifax for several years, Anne went on to teach Commercial Law at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University for…many years. Anne joined the Dalhousie Law & Technology Institute in 2001 focusing her research and teaching in the areas of electronic commerce, privacy and employment law. She also taught in the inter-disciplinary Masters of Electronic Commerce Programme, co-edited the IT.Can Newsletter, served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Law & Technology (CJLT) and regularly participated in conferences in the area of privacy law. For the past two years, she has been a guest lecturer in e-commerce law at Vrije University in Amsterdam during the spring session.
  • Anne’s doctoral research at the University of Ottawa builds on her LL.M work, focusing on the personal and spatial privacy interests implicated by emerging surveillance technologies. Most recently, Anne co-authored a report for the Canadian Privacy Commissioner, and subsequent publication, on radio-frequency-identification (RFID) and consumer privacy.