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Dr. Pascale Chapdelaine

Former Research Fellow

Pascale Chapdelaine is Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. Her research looks at consumer and privacy law, as they relate to emerging technologies, business processes, media and platforms as well as at the interaction between intellectual property, property and contracts. She holds an L.L.B.& B.C.L. from Mc Gill University Faculty of Law (Canada), an LL.M from the K.U. Leuven Faculty of Law (Belgium) and a Ph.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada). She is called to le Barreau du Québec and the Bar of Ontario.

Dr. Chapdelaine is Fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute for the fall 2020 - Research Group “Frameworks for Data Markets”. Her research projects while at the Institute revolve around the regulation of algorithms and big data in e-commerce from a privacy and consumer protection perspective, where she seeks to gain a better understanding of EU regulatory frameworks in those areas and how they may apply in Canada.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Fellow

Research Group "Frameworks for Data Markets"

October - November 2020


Her most recent publication in this field of research “Algorithmic Personalized Pricing”, (2020) 17 NYU Journal of Law & Business (forthcoming):, reviews normative considerations of this business practice from a consumer perspective. Current publication projects include an assessment of the (il)legality of algorithmic personalized pricing, redefining consumer harm and redress in the networked society, and an interdisciplinary research project on the regulation of communications and sovereignty.

Her previous publications in intellectual property law include Copyright User Rights, Contracts and the Erosion of Property (Oxford University Press, 2017) where Dr. Chapdelaine explores the nature of the rights users have to works protected by copyright (e.g. books, software, music, films) in an everchanging technological environment. In “Graffiti, Street Art, Walls, and the Public in Canadian Copyright Law”, in Enrico Bonadio, ed., The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright in Street Art and Graffiti (Cambridge University Press, 2019) she looks at the tension between the rights of graffiti artists, wall owners, and the public and at the effects of illegality and acts of transgression on the scope of copyright protection.



Twitter: @pascalchapdel1

University of Windsor, Kanada