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Toronto set to host Canada’s largest annual gathering of privacy professionals

Expert speakers delivering their knowledge on a host of the hottest issues in Canadian privacy make the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium a must-attend event for industry professionals.

This year, sessions on complying with Canada’s complicated mix of health privacy regulations, Québec’s new privacy law, and artificial intelligence and the Data Act are just a few of the topics on an agenda filled with knowledge operations of all sizes can apply right away.

Leaders across the country’s privacy field, including regulators and Privacy Commissioner of Canada Philippe Dufresne will share their insights, discuss trends, offer predictions and share best practices to prepare you for what lies ahead. And we all know, there is a lot that lies ahead for privacy in Canada.

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Keynote speakers

Philippe Dufresne

Privacy Commissioner of Canada

In his first Symposium address, Philippe Dufresne outlines the key elements of his vision for privacy, what they mean to him as privacy commissioner and for all Canadians.

Sue Gardner

Special Advisor, Wikimedia Foundation

Sue Gardner builds organizations that give people access to the information they want and need. Her main areas of interest are technology, media, gender and freedom.


Keynote Panel

Moderator: Chantal Bernier

Co-chair, Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Group, Dentons

Anil Arora

Chief Statistician of Canada, Statistics Canada

Philippe Dufresne

Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Khaled El Emam

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Medical AI, Faculty of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa

Patricia Kosseim

Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario


The Next Privacy Challenge: Optimizing Data While Protecting Fundamental Rights
The volume and velocity of data is increasing at unprecedented rates, offering equally unprecedented opportunities for research, innovation and governance. How can we ensure the protection of human rights by jointly providing quality information and protecting privacy? This panel explores the established and emerging principles, frameworks and technologies to govern the ethical use of personal data.

Commissioners’ Game Show

The Commissioners’ Game Show is an annual favorite at Symposium. Join us to see some of the biggest names in Canadian privacy go head-to-head answering questions about big privacy issues of the day. Be sure to check back regularly as we expect to name this year’s contestants shortly.

Tackling Canada’s hot topics

  • Artificial intelligence.
  • Canadian legislative updates.
  • Cybersecurity.
  • Data mapping, transfers and analytics.
  • Healthcare privacy.
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies.
  • Regulatory developments and enforcement.
  • Training and governance.

Enhance your privacy knowledge

Privacy training sessions and workshops begin before the conference on May 23.

Training Classes

We offer two full days of training on May 23-24, before Symposium begins. Choose from classes in Canadian Privacy or Privacy Program Management.


On May 24, we offer two half-day workshops that provide a deep dive into one area of privacy.

Network and share with colleagues

Renew old acquaintances and make new connections with your fellow privacy pros. We provide many ways to “get your network on” at Symposium, from networking breaks and breakfasts to lunches and lounges, to meet-ups with like-minded colleagues and our famous Privacy Soirée. We even offer happy hours and after-hours networking opportunities.


The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto Hotel (New venue this year!)
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON Canada M5J 1A6
+1 416.869.1600

Click here for a map and directions.

The Westin Harbour Castle is located in downtown Toronto, nestled in the heart of the revitalized waterfront district, near Toronto’s most famous attractions. As a vibrant, waterfront hotel with spectacular views of Lake Ontario, what better place to get your privacy on?

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