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Thomas Keenan

Dr. Thomas P. Keenan is a professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Calgary. Tom combines a deep technical knowledge with lively insights into the social and cultural aspects of technology. He taught Canada's first computer crime course in 1974 and was involved in drafting the country's inaugural computer crime legislation. He has been an expert witness in numerous civil and criminal cases. In 2018, he became the Board Chair of the Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada.

Tom is also a frequent guest on radio and television programs and writes a syndicated men's health column that appears in the Calgary Herald and other Postmedia newspapers. His latest book, Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy, dissects how technology is becoming creepy in hidden ways that are difficult for most people to understand.

Tom holds a B.A., an M.Sc., an M.A., and an Ed.D. in philosophy, mathematics, engineering, and education from Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

E-mail: keenan@ucalgary.ca