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The premier event in Canadian privacy, the Symposium draws the top minds in the field for intensive education and discussion on emerging data privacy issues. The IAPP took Canada’s privacy field by storm in 2016 with record-breaking attendance, and as the profession continues to make headlines around the globe, we’re excited for an even bigger Symposium in 2017.

Distinguished Keynote Speakers

Jennifer Corriero

Co-Founder, TakingITGlobal

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 the tech business, focused on the opposite: Technology’s power to create the world we want, if only we learn to harness it.

Daniel Therrien

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.

Elizabeth Denham

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.

Robert J. Sawyer

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 treated us to at the Symposium.

Commissioners' Game Show


The Game Show returned in style to the Symposium. IAPP Canada Managing Director Kris Klein grilled Commissioners Tully, Clayton and Therrien on all things privacy-related, and they did not disappoint!

Content-Rich Sessions

Keynote Address

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.

The Newest Privacy Tort

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. People may now be allowed 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.

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

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Designed to meet the needs of the evolving data privacy landscape, the 2017 Canada Privacy Symposium is sure to be the most enlightening yet—don’t miss out. 

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