Natasha Tusikov is an assistant professor in the Criminology Program in the Department of Social Science at York University in Toronto. Her research examines the intersection among law, crime, technology, and regulation. She is the author of Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet (University of California Press, 2017).
She is the principal investigator of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2018-2020) assessing data governance in smart cities with a focus on the proposed smart city development in Toronto. Her study on Internet firms’ sharing of personal information and the implications for Canadians’ privacy received funding from the Contributions Program at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (2016-2017). Before obtaining her PhD at the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University, she was a strategic criminal intelligence analyst and researcher at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa.
Natasha Tusikov from the Baldy Centre for Law and Social Policy, State University of Buffalo (SUNY), poses important questions about the growing number of transparency reports published by internet firms in the wake of revelations about National Security Agency surveillance leaked by Edward Snowden .