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

"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