Executive Director of the Law Commission of Ontario
Nye Thomas is the Executive Director of the Law Commission of Ontario. Nye has more than 20 years experience leading complex, multidisciplinary projects in Ontario’s justice sector. As ED of the Law Commission, Nye is responsible for producing independent, evidence-based, and inclusive analysis and recommendations on complicated law reform issues. Prior to this, Nye was Director General, Policy at Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) where he was responsible for policy development, consultations, and system planning at one of the world’s largest legal aid plans. Nye has also been Policy Director on major provincial inquiries, including the Ipperwash Inquiry. Nye studied at the University of Toronto (BA), Queen’s University (LLB), and New York University (LLM).
Digital citizenship today involves constant connectivity and interacting with others in new and dynamic ways. Yet, mass surveillance and state cyber-policing—including signals intelligence operations— are expanding and companies, like governments, are increasingly deploying digital technologies to monitor people’s the activities and preferences in increasingly sophisticated ways, creating policies or products based on digital identities and […]