Ignacio Cofone

Assistant Professor

3674 Peel Street
Room 302
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1W9

514-398-6271 [Office]
ignacio.cofone [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Ignacio Cofone

Website: www.ignaciocofone.com
SSRN: ssrn.com/author=2339281
Twitter: @IgnacioCofone


Ignacio Cofone is an Assistant Professor of Law at McGill University. His research focuses on information privacy, technology law, and behavioral law & economics. His latest projects address how to conceptualize and model privacy harms, and how to design informational rules that prevent discrimination.

Before joining McGill, Cofone was a research fellow at the NYU Information Law Institute, a resident fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, and a legal advisor for the City of Buenos Aires. He obtained his law degree from Austral University, an MA from the University of Bologna, a joint PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Hamburg University, where he was an Erasmus Mundus Fellow, and an LLM and JSD from Yale Law School.

Recent Publications

"Nothing to Hide, but Something to Lose" (with Adriana Robertson) University of Toronto Law Journal (2019, forthcoming). Read on SSRN.

"Servers and Waiters: What Matters in the Law of A.I.," 21 Stanford Technology Law Review 1 (2018).

"Privacy," in Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (A. Marciano & G.B. Ramello, eds., 2018)

"Consumer Privacy in a Behavioral World," 69 Hastings Law Journal 1471 (2018) (with Adriana Robertson).

"Privacy Harms," 69 Hastings Law Journal 1039 (2018) (with Adriana Robertson).


  • JSD, Yale Law School, 2018
  • LLM, Yale Law School, 2016
  • PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Hamburg University, 2015
  • MA, University of Bologna, 2012
  • LLB, Austral University, 2010


  • Assistant Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2018-
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, NYU Information Law Institute, 2017-2018
  • Resident Fellow, Yale Law School Information Society Project, and Teaching Fellow, Yale University, 2015-2017
  • Legal Advisor, Government of the City of Buenos Aires, 2010-2011

Areas of Interest

Information Privacy, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Anti-discrimination