Chukwuka is a Master of Laws (LL.M) Candidate at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He currently conducts research with the Open African Innovation Research network and the ABS Canada project on traditional knowledge and intellectual property.
Recently, He completed an internship with the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) where he examined the ramifications of the application of facial recognition technologies by Facebook for privacy and various human rights considerations in a democratic society.
Not only was this research topical for Canada at this point in time, it also resonated with countries of the global south and emerging democracies that could potentially benefit from how Canada is able to develop policies around the subject of facial recognition by such ubiquitous entities like Facebook.
He has also completed a work on the privacy issues arising from the ”always-on” internal sensors in autonomous vehicles.
Chukwuka obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from Anambra State University, Nigeria in 2014.
And was admitted to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2015. Following his call, He practiced with Blackfriars Solicitors and advised clients on patents, industrial design, copyright and trademark matters.
He has demonstrated a flair for research in law and technology that has consideration for modelling Canada’s experiences and scaling them up in select countries of the global south, making him a valuable contributor in the digital world.