Canada Privacy Symposium 2018 in Review
The 2018 Symposium saw the GDPR take effect on the last day of the event—May 25. Not coincidentally, much of the event programming was GDPR-focused. However, the Symposium was also closely attuned to the many other issues facing Canadian privacy professions.
The sold-out crowd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and InterContinental Hotel attended breakout sessions that analyzed policy changes, operational challenges, legal developments and more. Among the issues on the agenda were:
- Adapting to new technologies like artificial intelligence
- Operationalizing privacy by design
- Using personal medical information to improve care outcomes
- Privacy’s impact on technical innovation
The keynote speakers brought distinct perspectives on privacy informed by —pioneering engineer Craig Nevill-Manning, Canadian privacy expert and author Michael Geist, Privacy by Design creator Ann Cavoukian, Canadian Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien, and internationally recognized privacy lawyer Eloïse Gratton—shared their perspectives on current developments and prospective shifts in technology, privacy practice and the regulatory framework.
And on the lighter side, privacy commissioners Michael McAvoy and David Goodis put themselves on the hot seat with emcee Kris Klein as the Commissioners’ Game Show made its annual appearance.
Scroll through these highlights for more details, and plan to join us for next year’s Symposium.
Commissioners’ Game Show
Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Corporate Services, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Managing Director, IAPP Canada; Partner, nNovation
Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
The Commissioners’ Game Show returns! That’s right; once again, IAPP Managing Director Kris Klein will grill Canada’s most knowledgeable privacy commissioners about the big issues of our day. Who’ll come out on top? Join us and find out!