Associate Professor of Law
Pierre-Luc Déziel is a professor at the Faculty of Law of Laval University. He holds a B.A. in political science and economics from McGill University, a double master's degree in political theory and history and in international security from Sciences Po Paris, and defended a doctoral thesis in law entitled "Privacy in the Age of Biosecurity" at the Université de Montréal in 2015. He also completed a fellowship in art and architecture at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Professor Déziel is responsible for the "Ethics, Privacy and Social Acceptability" axis of the Intelligence and Data Institute (IDI), co-leader of the "Law, Cyberjustice and Cybersecurity" axis of the International Observatory on the Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technology (OBVIA), and a regular researcher at the Cyberjustice Laboratory of the University of Montreal and at the Center for Research in Massive Data (CRDM) of the University of Laval. Professor Déziel's research focuses on the impact of new technologies on privacy rights and the protection of personal information. He is currently conducting a number of research projects at the intersection of law, artificial intelligence and health. This research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Quebec Ministry of Justice, among others.