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 […]