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Dr Christopher Parsons

Dr Christopher Parsons

Senior Research Associate, The Citizen Lab; External Contributor

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Dr Christopher Parsons is a Senior Research Associate at Citizen Lab, in the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy with the University of Toronto.

He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Guelph, and his Ph.D from the University of Victoria.

His research focuses on third-party access to telecommunications data, data privacy, data security, and national security. In addition to publishing in academic journals and presses on topics such as national security, internet privacy, and government surveillance practices, he routinely presents findings to members of government and the media. His work has been recognized by information and privacy commissioners, Canadian political parties, and national and international non-profits as advancing the state of privacy discourse.