Webinar, Panel 8 | Vulnerability and Control: Deepfakes, Image-Based Abuse and Online Harm (1:31:18)

Unveiling of the Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize
Thursday, October 17, 2019  Ι  3:00 – 3:10 pm
Laureate: Mr. Xavier Dionne, second-year law student, Université de Montréal (in French)

Panel eight | Student Panel: Vulnerability and Control: Deepfakes, Image-Based Abuse and Online Harm
Thursday, October 17, 2019  Ι  3:10 – 4:30 pm

Language: Yuan Stevens (in English), Nareg Froundijian (in English), Suzie Dunn (in English)

Accreditation: Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory (1 hr 20). / Spécific accreditations: 50 minutes EDI (Ontario) / 1 hr 20 ethics (Saskatchewan) / Formation dont l’admissibilité a été confirmée par le Barreau du Québec aux fins de la formation continue obligatoire, pour une durée de 1 h 20.

What kinds of harms arise in the age of the internet, social media and artificial intelligence? Is online harm a new kind of violence, or a symptom of existing social problems affecting vulnerable people? This panel will consider the legal gaps that permit online harm to occur and the extra-legal solutions people take to redress them. Is law an effective tool to solve the societal, ethical and legal problems presented by “deepfakes,” “revenge porn,” “disinformation” and “spyware?” How can we balance the freedom of expression with the protection of the public?


Ms. Eve Gaumond, Law Student, Faculty of Law, Université Laval, Quebec City


  • Ms. Yuan Stevens, Legal Researcher on Computer Security and AI
  • Mr. Nareg Froundijian, Lawyer, Technology Law
  • Ms. Suzie Dunn, PhD candidate and part time professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa–Common Law Section

2019 Annual Conference on “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions”