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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Rajen Akalu

Rajen Akalu
PhD (On Research Leave)

Associate Professor

Business Law

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 2084
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5438


Dr. Rajen Akalu teaches Legal Environment of Business, and Law and Ethics of IT at Ontario Tech University. In 2014 he completed his PhD at Delft Technical University (TU Delft), The Netherlands on the regulation of wireless technology. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of East London.

Prior to joining Ontario Tech University, he worked at the Center for Information Communication Technologies, Denmark Technical University and the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He has also worked in law firms in New York and Toronto as well as in the offices of the Information Privacy Commissioner (Ontario) and the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), Ireland.

His current research interests relate to the privacy implications of vehicular infotainment platforms. This project is funded by the Office the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Contributions program.