The IAPP is actively monitoring COVID-19 meeting restrictions and related travel and health advisories. At this time, the Symposium 2022 is proceeding as planned. Click here for more information.

Privacy’s True North.

LET CANADA’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE DATA PROTECTION EVENT HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE EVER-CHANGING PRIVACY LANDSCAPE.

Canada’s premier privacy and data protection conference focuses on the latest challenges and opportunities facing Canadian privacy and data protection professionals. Symposium sessions range from national policy questions to ground-level operational details. It is a unique combination of practical learning, visionary ideas, unmatched educational and networking opportunities. Plus, the ever-popular Commissioners’ Game Show.

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Looking for Symposium Online 2021?

While we were disappointed not to connect with you in person in 2021, we were excited to bring you this year’s Symposium virtually. It featured keynotes such as Commissioner Therrien with his annual address, plus sessions from other top subject matter experts, tools and global information management practices you need to thrive in Canada’s rapidly evolving information economy.

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Respected Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers include industry thought leaders, high-level regulators and peers from the data protection field in Canada.

 

Outstanding Session Content With a Global Reach

  • Data incident response plans.
  • Cybersecurity.
  • Biometrics and geolocation tracking.
  • PIPEDA.
  • Privacy by design.
  • Insights from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
  • Québec Private Sector Privacy Act.
  • Privacy-enhancing tech.
  • IoT devices and AI.
  • Industry best practices.
  • Privacy engineering.
  • Ethics.
  • Data breach prevention.
  • CCPA and U.S. Privacy Law.
  • GDPR enforcement.
  • Contract issues.
  • Privacy issues around virtual care.

Announcing the Inaugural Ian Kerr Memorial Lecture

In 2020 the IAPP announced the inaugural Ian Kerr Memorial Lecture. Scheduled to be hosted at the annual IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium, it was live streamed on LinkedIn on May 22, after COVID-19 caused Symposium 2020 to be canceled. Dr. Kerr’s legacy of advancing the growth and visibility of our profession will live on in forward-thinking discourse from keynotes such as 2020 lecturer, Michael Geist, Law Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.

The University of Ottawa, Centre for Law, Technology and Society established the Ian R. Kerr Memorial Fund to continue his legacy by supporting students, innovative programming, and cutting-edge research. For more information please visit: https://techlaw.uottawa.ca/kerrfund

So Many Ways to Enhance Your Skills

Get a head start before the main conference even begins. There’s the Canadian Privacy Bar Section Forum, IAPP training for the CIPP/C, CIPM, or CIPT exam, or practical, round-table-style workshops. The choice is yours.

 
 

Unmatched Networking, Valuable Connections

An incredible community is what differentiates IAPP conferences.

Year after year, Symposium regulars rave about the diversity of opportunities to dial in and find their crowd. Find yours at a variety of events-within-the-event:

 

 

  • Privacy Soirée.
  • Welcome Reception.
  • 5-Minute Mixer.
  • KnowledgeNet Chapter Meet-Ups.
  • Industry Meet-Ups.
  • Networking Happy Hours.
  • Networking Lounge.
  • Privacy Pro Trivia.
  • Peer-to-Peer Roundtables.
  • Mentor Mingle.

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IAPP COVID-19 Precautions

The IAPP is actively monitoring the developments surrounding COVID-19 as the safety for attendees and staff are our highest priority. At this time, the Symposium 2022 is proceeding as planned. If anything changes warranting a re-evaluation, we assure you we will immediately assess, address and respond to the new situation. We encourage attendees to monitor the World Health Organization website and CDC website for information and review WHO’s Travel Advice before traveling. We also recommend reviewing WHO’s advice for the public.

The IAPP will work with the conference venue to take extra safety precautions as needed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your upcoming trip, please contact us.

Sponsors and exhibitors: please reach out to sales@iapp.org with questions or concerns.

Other Conferences

17-18 March
Paris

Join data protection professionals from across Europe for two days of concentrated learning, sharing, and networking in both French and English at the DPI: France.

Training 21-22 March
Workshops 22 March
Conference 23-24 March
London

Famous for focusing on practical responses to operational challenges, the Intensive provides knowledge, tactics and methods you can put to work straight away. Programming combines a UK perspective with a global outlook for a comprehensive view of privacy and data protection issues.

Training April 10-11
Active Learning April 11
Conference April 12-13
Washington, D.C.

The world’s premier privacy and data protection conference focuses on international topics, policy and strategy. Recognized as a leading forum for discussion, the Summit features expert speakers and top regulators, and delivers unmatched education and networking opportunities.