In his keynote, Commissioner Daniel Therrien announced the launch of a public consultation on the nature of consent and a call for an update to the “archaic” Privacy Act that covers the handling of citizen data.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPENS October 17!
Plans for next year’s program are already in the works, so mark your calendar now: training and workshops May 15-16; conference May 17-18.
This fall, we’ll be looking for proposals on the top issues in privacy, both in Canada and around the globe. Stay tuned for details!
Highlights from 2016
The IAPP took Canada by storm in 2016. We followed two days of training and workshops with a conference program that was loaded with essential data protection content. Attendees went home with the knowledge and connections to take their careers to the next level.
In case you missed it, here are some highlights:
Forward-Thinking Keynote Speakers
So much technology discussion is focused on the problems created by its ever-present creep into our lives. Jennifer Corriero, a leader in the movement to bring women and young people into tech business, focuses on the opposite: Technology’s power to create the world we want, if only we learn to harness it.
Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
The jury’s in: The commissioner has shown he’s eager to tackle the tough issues and take on the mantle of global privacy voice—a voice we were thrilled to hear from in Toronto.
Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia
Elizabeth Denham has seen it all—and has the stories to prove it. Denham joined us to share notable moments and lessons learned during her tenure as a regulator.
Science Fiction Writer
Sawyer has an uncanny ability to comment on the hottest issues of today by looking far out into the future, which is exactly what he did at this year’s Symposium.
Commissioners’ Game Show
The Game Show returned in style to this year’s Symposium. IAPP Canada Managing Director Kris Klein grilled Commissioners Tully, Clayton and Therrien on all things privacy-related, and they did not disappoint!
Colin Bennett and Ann Cavoukian discussed the growing international debate about the lack of privacy protection, referencing the publication Keys Under Doormats, a nod to the growing trend of extraordinary access mandates.
Canada’s extended privacy tort—a civil law that allows victims to seek compensation in addition to criminal charges—covers revenge porn, but it could have wide-ranging implications for journalists and the media, and may allow people to sue over non-sexual images and unflattering words, even if they’re the truth. Sam Pfeifle and lawyer Donna Wilson recommend you stay tuned.
Symposium in the News
Sure, we know this year’s Symposium was great, but read what others are saying.
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Commissioner seeks public input on consent
Live Insurance News Could health insurance discrimination result from DNA data collection?
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