The Board is pleased to receive nominations of like-minded individuals of national stature to add to the Board. Please note that new Directors are appointed by the existing Board, not elected.
The Board of Directors currently consists of three people: David Jones, Richard Rosenberg, and Jeffrey Shallit.
In January 1994, David Jones co-founded Electronic Frontier Canada. Since then, he has provided numerous interviews and made frequent appearances in newspapers, magazines, radio, and television. He is now consulted on an almost weekly basis by Canadian and foreign journalists on current issues related to computer technology and society.
In his role as president of EFC, David Jones has also been asked to consult with government departments formulating new policy related to controversial and illegal content on the Internet, and related to Canada's policy of encryption. He has also provided technical advice to several lawyers in cases involving computer technology and has been formally recognized as an "Expert in Computer Science" in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
Richard Rosenberg is the author of Computers and the Information Society (Wiley, 1986) and The Social Impact of Computers (Academic Press, 1997). In addition to his seminal article "Free speech, pornography, sexual harassment, and electronic networks", which appeared in the journal The Information Society in 1993, he has given many presentations on aspects of privacy and free speech at meetings such as Global Networking '97 and WebNet 1997.
Alarmed at the misinformation about the Internet being disseminated by Canadian news media and university administrators, Jeffrey Shallit co-founded Electronic Frontier Canada in 1994. Together with Harriet Lyons, he organized a conference entitled "Free Speech and Privacy in the Electronic Age", which took place at the University of Waterloo in November 1994.
Since then, he has made numerous media appearances, including being interviewed on CBC Newsworld, CBC Sunday Morning, and CBC Morningside with Peter Gzowski. He is the author of "Public Networks and Censorship", which appeared in the collection High Noon on the Electronic Frontier (MIT Press, 1996).