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Valerie Steeves, B.A., J.D., Ph.D. is a Full Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. Her main area of research is in human rights and technology issues. Her current research focuses on children’s children’s use of networked technologies, and the use of algorithmic sorting for predictive policing. She is the principal investigator of The eQuality Project (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through a partnership grant), which is examining young people’s experiences of privacy and equality in networked spaces.


LaBelle Lecturor in Health Sciences Research, McMaster University (2004); Author of The First Adventure of the Three Little CyberPigs which won the Bronze Medal at the 2006 Summit Creative Awards Competition, an international competition involving thousands of entries from 26 countries; and author of the game Sense and NonSense: The Second Adventure of the Three Cyber-Pigs which received the first annual Award of Excellence in Race Relations Education from the Race Relations Foundation in 1999.