Black Code Project / Cybersecurity

The Hennick Centre for Business and Law in partnership with Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education (the largest International Film Festival in North America) has launched a joint Visual Legal Advocacy project involving law and business students as research fellows in the Legal Research & Production of a CPD/CPE accredited Webinar Course studying the documentary film Black Code on the topic of Cybersecurity.

Osgoode Faculty Director: Prof. Cynthia Williams, Osler Chair in Business Law

Legal Research, Student & Webinar Production Supervisor: Garrick Apollon, Senior Fellow of the Hennick Centre, Fellow of Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education, Legal Counsel, and part-time professor at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management.

About the Case-Study Documentary Film

Toronto-based documentary filmmaker and cinematographer Nicholas De Pencier (Four Wings and a Prayer, Watermark) examines the complex global impact that the internet has had on matters of free speech, privacy and activism.  This documentary examines how governments are manipulating the internet to control their citizens.  The objective of this project is to leverage the film as a case study in the field of technology and internet in law, business and government practices.  This includes ethical considerations related to privacy law, confidentiality of information, security, cybersecurity, Big data, machine learning and AI, as well as productivity and efficiency of professional services for legal and business professionals.

This CPE/CPD program will qualify as a learning activity for Lawyers in Ontario (as 2 hours of Professionalism Content), Chartered Professional Accountants, Chartered Financial Analysts, Certified Fraud Examiners and may also be a qualified learning activity for other business professionals.

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