Suzie Dunn an assistant professor at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law. Her research focuses on technology-facilitated violence, the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, deepfakes, and impersonation in digital spaces. In 2018, she worked as a policy advisor with the Digital Inclusion Lab at Global Affairs Canada supporting the drafting of two international commitments to end gender-based violence in digital contexts, including the G7’s “Charlevoix Commitment to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Abuse and Harassment in Digital Contexts” and the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s resolution titled “Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls: Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women and Girls in Digital Contexts,” both of which were adopted that year.
Suzie was part of the legal team that supported CIPPIC’s intervention in R v Jarvis and R v Downes at the Supreme Court of Canada. Both of these cases are key cases in the jurisprudence related to privacy and image-based abuse. Currently, she is working with CIGI as a Senior Fellow on a project examining technology-facilitated violence across 18 countries globally and she sits on advisory committee with the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund that addresses issues related to technology facilitated violence.