A tradition at the IAPP Canada Symposium, the Sneak Peek returned with senior staff members of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada offering a unique peek behind the curtain of coming development of interest to CPOs.
Celebrating 10 Years of Symposium in Style
Even bumping up the size of the 2017 Canada Privacy Symposium twice couldn’t contain the demand. About 600 privacy professionals poured into Toronto to mark the Symposium’s first decade with an expanded program that informed, entertained and provoked thought.
Keynote speakers Jim Harris, Michael Kydd, Daniel Therrien and Nora Young brought their perspectives on transformative technologies, the reputation economy, privacy enforcement Big Data. Privacy commissioners matched wits in the Commissioners’ Game Show.
A packed slate of sessions tackled the GDPR, recent privacy law developments, video surveillance, CASL compliance, and the march of new technologies like virtual reality and driverless cars. And that’s just a sampling. Networking events rounded out the program.
There was even action in the days prior to the Symposium opening as about 100 privacy professionals took training for CIPP/C, CIPM and CIPT certifications.
The 2017 Canada Privacy Symposium was a rich palette of learning and connecting. Let us host you at next year’s Symposium for the same kinds of opportunities.
Author, International Bestseller, Blindsided!; Principal, Strategic Advantage
Jim, the author of Blindsided!, spoke about the rapid pace of technology, the disruptions it can cause and how the best organizations handle it, based on his observations.
BPR, Principal, Chardin Crisis Consulting
Do Google search results define the man? And if he pays enough, can he change the definition? Michael Kydd examined the right to be forgotten other issues in the world of reputation economics.
Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Recounting the privacy success stories of 2016, Daniel Therrien also provided the audience with a preview of his agency’s plan to focus on proactive enforcement in 2017.
Author, The Virtual Self; Host of Spark, CBC Radio One
Host of CBC's Spark and author of The Virtual Self, Nora Young is one of Canada's foremost tech journalists and deep thinkers. She offered her perspective on the Big Data’s influence, its benefits and challenges to privacy, and what’s coming in the near future.
Commissioners' Game Show
A perennial favorite at the Symposium, in the spirit of “Family Feud.” Commissioners Jill Clayton, Drew McArthur and Catherine Tully competed for top honors, fielding questions on a wide range of privacy topics from IAPP Canada Managing Director Kris Klein.
Managing Director, IAPP Canada; Partner, nNovation
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia; Principal, The McArthur Consulting Group
Information and Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Nova Scotia
Representatives of the authorities that addressed the sale of lists of new mothers at Rouge Valley Hospital discussed their approaches to the breach. They reviewed the jurisdictional questions, outcomes, and the synergies that emerged between them as their investigations proceeded on separate but complementary tracks.
This session reviewed challenges businesses face while trying to market products and services in compliance with the CASL regulatory framework. Using data derived from surveys and recent focus groups conducted with Canadian marketers, presenters discussed some of the main issues businesses have struggled with and the solutions they developed.
In April 2016, hackers leaked 4.8 million emails, 2.2 million PDF files, 1.1 million images and more from Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. Amidst the backlash, weak data retention emerged as the culprit. This session helped attendees create and enforce a data retention program, including how to use the concept of data lifecycle management to shape data retention policies.
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