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Security in Healthcare: Strengthening Your Defense Team With Analytics

January 15th, 2016

Today’s digital environment provides the opportunity to harbour, share and utilize endless streams of information, including healthcare. Healthcare organizations store incredibly private, and potentially valuable data that may reveal unique insights into both medical conditions and effective patient care. For instance, treatments are becoming more personalized than ever before, patients are monitored much more efficiently […]

Paul Lewis - Executive Consultant Security Services, IBM Canada

Paul has more than 25 years international experience in Information Technology, Privacy, Security, and Risk Management and an acknowledged expert in North American, Canadian, and European security and privacy practices. He is Executive Consultant for IBM Canada’s Security Services Practice and IBM North America Healthcare Security Leader. Paul has completed projects in many sectors with […]

Privacy & Security Issues We Are Facing in Today’s Digital World

January 6th, 2016

The largest issues related to privacy and security are so big and are cascading through the mind of society so rapidly that it is difficult to get our little individual minds around them. All we can do is sketch the monster emerging from the sea. The science fiction writer Vernor Vinge said at the NASA […]

Richard Thieme - Author and Futurist

Richard Thieme is an author and professional speaker focused on the challenges posed by new technologies and the future, how to redesign ourselves to meet these challenges, and creativity in response to radical change, including “identify shift.” His column, “Islands in the Clickstream,” was distributed to subscribers in sixty countries before collection as a book […]

Privacy & Access 20/20 Conference: The Future of Privacy

November 19th, 2015

Last week, my office was proud to host an important conference in Vancouver called Privacy and Access 20/20: The Future of Privacy.  The conference sessions were thought-provoking, timely and prescient.As I looked back on the two days we spent together in Vancouver, some key themes emerged. The first, by a long shot, was the breath-taking […]

Elizabeth Denham - Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Since her appointment as British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner in May 2010, Elizabeth Denham has raised the profile of information rights, promoted transparency in government and adopted a proactive approach to the enforcement of access and privacy laws in B.C. Promoting privacy rights is her top priority. Commissioner Denham has led investigations into several high-profile […]

Access Granted: How Organizations Can Improve Response to Access Requests

November 4th, 2015

In late October, the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC (the “Privacy Commissioner”) released a scathing report on the BC Government’s response to an access request filed with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regarding meetings about missing women and the Highway of Tears. The report (Investigation Report F15-03 – Access Denied: Records Retention and […]

Nicole Skuggedal - Associate, Lawson Lundell, LLP

Nicole Skuggedal is an associate in the Vancouver office of Lawson Lundell. Her practice focuses on labour and employment issues and privacy considerations. Nicole has represented and co-represented clients in matters involving labour arbitrations, the Labour Relations Board, the Employment Standards Branch, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission, and the […]

The Future of Privacy: More Data and More Choices

October 27th, 2015

Alan Westin famously described privacy as the ability of individuals “to determine for themselves when, how, and to what extent information about them is communicated to others.” Today, the challenge of controlling let alone managing our information has strained this definition of privacy to the breaking point. As one former European consumer protection commissioner put […]

Joseph Jerome - Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

Joseph Jerome serves as Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum. At FPF, Joseph’s issue portfolio focuses on Big Data and the Internet of Things, where he works educational privacy questions, smart technologies, drones and ethical uses of information. He organizes the Consumer-Business Dialogue, which brings industry and consumer advocates together to discuss new […]