Cynthia Khoo is a Senior Associate at the Center where her current focus includes commercial data practices and their civil rights implications and the impact of worker surveillance on privacy and other human rights. She is a technology and human rights lawyer licensed in Ontario, Canada, and joined the Center following seven years of legal advocacy and research with several digital rights NGOs and as part of her sole practice law firm. Prior to Georgetown, Cynthia co-authored two landmark reports by the Citizen Lab (University of Toronto), where she remains affiliated: To Surveil and Predict: A Human Rights Analysis of Algorithmic Policing in Canada (2020) and Installing Fear: A Canadian Legal and Policy Analysis of Smartphone Spyware and Stalkerware Applications (2019). She was also the sole author of a groundbreaking report for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), Deplatforming Misogyny: Report on Platform Liability for Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence (2021), and her LL.M. work on reasonable foreseeability and systemic harm from platform algorithms received the inaugural Ian R. Kerr Robotnik Memorial Award for Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar at We Robot 2020. Cynthia has been consulted by the Canadian government and regulators as a result of her work and regularly appears in print and broadcast media. She holds a J.D. from the University of Victoria and LL.M. (Concentration in Law and Technology) from the University of Ottawa, where she worked as junior counsel at and represented the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) as an intervener in cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. You can follow Cynthia on Twitter at @cyn_k.