David Fewer

Director, Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)

B.A. (Toronto), LL.B. (Toronto) LL.M. (Toronto)

Barrister & Solicitor (British Columbia, Ontario),


David Fewer joined CIPPIC in November, 2004, as staff counsel, and became CIPPIC’s Director in 2009.  Before joining CIPPIC, Mr. Fewer practiced intellectual property and technology law with national law firms.  Mr. Fewer completed his legal education with an LL.M. at the University of Toronto, where he wrote on intellectual property policy and the application of the Charter to copyright law.  Mr. Fewer clerked with the Federal Court of Canada, where he worked with Court of Appeal and Trial Division judges on intellectual property cases.  He has argued cases at all levels of court, ranging from Small Claims to the Supreme Court of Canada.  He has taught and written extensively on intellectual property and technology law issues.


Mr. Fewer leads advocacy on intellectual property-related matters at CIPPIC, Canada’s only technology law clinic.  Mr. Fewer’s work at CIPPIC focuses on training students in effective advocacy, producing relevant online resources, and articulating a public interest perspective in government policy development and law-making processes.

My Sessions

Law and Digital Rights: Citizens and their Data

Does full digital citizenship also mean full data sovereignty, that is, unimpeachable personal control over our information and data? This session will explore ways citizens can be empowered through greater control of their data. Among the questions that will be explored: Should Canadians have stronger data protections and greater control over data collected about us? […]

Privacy & Digital Rights

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This Canada 150: Conneted Canada conference was supported by a Canada 150 Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


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