Privacy and Access 20/20: A New Vision for Information Rights Oct 10-11, 2013, Vancouver, BC

General Information

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C. is hosting a special conference in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Privacy and Access 20/20:  A New Vision for Information Rights will look back on our journey over the past 20 years of privacy and access in B.C., but also look forward to future reform.

The conference will offer thought-provoking content from privacy, access and technology experts from academia, government, civil society and industry. Our conference agenda will promote engagement and dialogue on issues including:

  • Big Data
  • Technology and Privacy
  • Open Government
  • Securing Genetic Privacy
  • Landmark Decisions in Access and Privacy Law
  • Future of Surveillance
  • Gen Y, Privacy and Social Media

Conference Rates

Regular Registration Workshop Add-on Workshop Only registration
Private &
Public Sector
$575.00 CAD
(plus GST)
$200 CAD-Full day
$150 CAD-Half day
(plus GST)
$250 CAD-Full day
$200 CAD-Half day
(plus GST)
Not for Profit
$525.00 CAD
(plus GST)
$200 CAD-Full day
$150 CAD-Half day
(plus GST)
$250 CAD-Full day
$200 CAD-Half day
(plus GST)

CPD Credits

This conference is eligible for 18 hours of CPD credits from the Law Society of British Columbia, including the 2 hour Ethics pre-conference workshop.  It is also eligible for 12 hours of credits with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Speakers

Martin Abrams

Executive Director and Chief Strategist, Information Accountability Foundation

Joe Alhadeff

Vice President Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist, Oracle Corporation

Steve Anderson

Founder and Executive Director of OpenMedia.ca

Carman Baggaley

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Dr. Colin J. Bennett

Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria

Ryan Berger

Partner, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP

Chantal Bernier

Counsel, Dentons Canada LLP, Former Interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Dave Bilinsky

Practice Management Advisor, Law Society of BC

Charmaine Borg, MP

Member of Parliament for Terrebonne-Blainville (Quebec)

Andre Boysen

Chief Identity Officer, SecureKey Technologies Inc.

Barbara Bucknell

Strategic Policy Analyst, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Mario Canseco

Vice President, Public Affairs, Insights West

Veronica Chodak

Portfolio Officer, FOIP, Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Alberta

Dr. Peter Chow-White

Associate Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University

Jill Clayton

Information and Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Alberta

Estella Cohen

Executive Director – Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner— Ontario, Canada

Stan Crosley

Director, Indiana University Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research (CLEAR) in Health Information

Elizabeth Denham

Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Tamara Dull

Director of Emerging Technologies, SAS

Professor Kevin Dunion

Executive Director, Centre for Freedom of Information, School of Law, University of Dundee

David Eaves

Public policy entrepreneur and open data activist

Dr. Khaled El Emam

CEO and Founder, Privacy Analytics

Darrell Evans

Founding President, Freedom of Information and Privacy Association; Executive Director, Canadian Institute for Information and Privacy Studies

Dr. Jay Fedorak

Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C.

Dr. David Flaherty

former Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Colin Gabelmann

former Attorney General of B.C.

Vincent Gogolek

Executive Director, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

Mary Golab

Portfolio Officer, HIA, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta

Dr. Benjamin Goold

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia

Daphne Guerrero

Manager, Public Education & Outreach, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Dr. Kevin Haggerty

Professor of Criminology and Sociology, University of Alberta

Brian Hamilton

Director – Health Information Act, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta

Mike Harcourt

Former Premier of British Columbia

David Hughes

Partner, Forward Law LLP

Nicky Jackson Colaco

Privacy and Safety Manager, Facebook

Barry Jones

former MLA for Burnaby North

Adam Kardash

Managing Director and Head, Access/Privacy, Heenan Blaikie

Dr. Aly Karsan

Medical Director, Centre for Clinical Genomics, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency

Dr. Ian Kerr

Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Patricia Kosseim

Senior General Counsel and Director General, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Dr. Mike Larsen

Department of Criminology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Drew McArthur

Founder, McArthur Consulting Group

Dulcie McCallum

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Officer, Province of Nova Scotia

Emily McCarthy

Assistant Information Commissioner of Canada

Michael McEvoy

Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for BC

Terry McQuay

President, Nymity Inc.

Toby Mendel

Executive Director, Centre for Law and Democracy

Dave Nikolejsin

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Mines

Erinne Paisley

Student, Reynolds Secondary School

Dr. Christopher Parsons

Managing Director, Telecom Transparency Project, University of Toronto

John Proctor

Vice President, Global Cyber Security, CGI

Andrea Reimer

Councillor, City of Vancouver

Linda Sasaki

Portfolio Officer, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta

Jay Schlosar

Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Initiatives Division, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services

Gillian Shaw

Digital Life Writer, Vancouver Sun

Chad Skelton

Reporter, The Vancouver Sun

Cara-Lynn Stelmack

Portfolio Officer, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta

Jennifer Stoddart

Former Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Troy Taillefer

Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C.

Fiaaz Walji

Country Manager, Websense Canada Inc.

Honourable Andrew Wilkinson

Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, Province of British Columbia

Nora Young

Host of Spark: 21st Century Life, CBC Radio
Print Agenda

*Invited Speaker

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Presentation Files Privacy Impact Assessments

Privacy Impact Assessments

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a useful tool to assist public bodies and private sector organizations to identify privacy implications and risks for new and existing practices or systems. The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta will conduct a half day workshop to provide an introduction to PIAs. The workshop is suitable to those who have never conducted a PIA, or for those looking for a general refresher.
Topics will include:
What is a PIA?
Key elements of a PIA?
How to do a PIA
Identifying Key players
Information flow diagram, a privacy risk analysis and mitigation strategies

Presentation Files Privacy Impact Assessments

Presentation Files OH *@#%! WE HAVE A PRIVACY BREACH!

“Oh *@#%! We Have a Privacy Breach!” – Lessons Learned

You are invited to share in the knowledge the Alberta OIPC has gained as a result of dealing with over 250 breach reports since 2010 with respect to the mandatory breach notification requirement in its private sector privacy legislation. Alberta is the only jurisdiction to have this mandatory requirement and organizations are required to report a breach to the Commissioner if an incident involves the loss of, unauthorized access to, or disclosure of personal information and there exists a real risk of significant harm to an individual as a result of the incident. The workshop will also address how Alberta has handled the self-reported breaches under the Health Information Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Case studies will be examined to demonstrate the different analysis and considerations under both breach regimes.
You will receive practical tips and ideas about privacy breach management including the following:
Do I have to report (is it mandatory or optional)?
What do I have to report?
Who do I report to (i.e. who has jurisdiction)?
Who is responsible for reporting the breach? Does the reporting organization have control of the personal information? What about service providers?
When do I notify affected individuals?
What should I include in a notification to affected individuals?
What form of notification is most appropriate or required?
Common causes of breaches.
How to avoid future breaches and security and audit considerations.

Presentation Files OH *@#%! WE HAVE A PRIVACY BREACH!

Presentation Files Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program

Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program

Attendees of this workshop will learn a practical approach for implementing a privacy accountability framework within their organizations. Whether your organization is public or private sector, large, medium or small, you will gain insights into what accountability is and how to make it happen. You will also hear from a regulator about what is expected from organizations that are subject to privacy legislation.

Presentation Files Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Presentation Files Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program

Playing catch up – are information rights keeping pace with 21st century challenges?

Many expectations of freedom of information laws are under strain due to developments in the way information is created and held. The advent of e-mail, texts, Facebook and Twitter means information may be exchanged informally even by official bodies. Information which may have been previously accessible is now outside the scope of access to information rights, as more public functions are delivered by private bodies. Drawing upon his direct experience as the former Scottish Information Commissioner and international research as Director of the Centre for Freedom of Information, Kevin Dunion will explore what can be done to future proof rights to information.

Presentation Files Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program

Presentation Files A Report Card on Canada’s Access to Information Reputation

A Report Card on Canada’s Access to Information Reputation

Assessing Canada’s reputation and standing internationally on the right to access information. What is the perspective of people accessing information in our current system?

Presentation Files A Report Card on Canada’s Access to Information Reputation

Presentation Files ENSURING ANONYMITY WHEN SHARING DATA

De-Identifying Data is Often the Strongest Privacy Solution: Lead with Data Minimization

The use and disclosure of health information for secondary purposes, including research purposes, has the potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system. De-identification of heath data greatly facilitates the use and disclosure of such data for research purposes, while protecting individual privacy.
This presentation will describe a method for data linkages that facilitates the use and disclosure of health information for secondary purposes in a manner that greatly enhances privacy, while preserving data quality.

Presentation Files ENSURING ANONYMITY WHEN SHARING DATA

Presentation Files Privacy and Security – Optimization not Balance

Optimizing as Opposed to Balancing Privacy and Security

Presentation Files Privacy and Security – Optimization not Balance

Presentation Files Demonstrating Accountability With a Scorecard Framework

Demonstrating Accountability with a Scorecard Framework

Responsible organisations build and maintain an effective privacy program to establish data privacy accountability. To effectively demonstrate accountability, a framework must enable an organization to report the status of its privacy program and provide evidence – without third-party verification. This presentation will highlight Nymity’s latest accountability research, the Nymity Data Privacy Accountability Scorecard™ (Scorecard) - an evidence-based, publicly available, free, and scalable framework. The Scorecard is designed for the Privacy Office within responsible organizations to demonstrate accountability by 1) monitoring 2) measuring, and 3) reporting ongoing privacy management activities. Attendees of this session will receive a free book outlining the framework.

Presentation Files Demonstrating Accountability With a Scorecard Framework

Presentation Files Parties, Campaigns and Voter Surveillance: Emerging Practices and Canadian Privacy Law

Do Political Parties Need to Know My Shoe Size? Demystifying Citizen Privacy, Political Parties and Donor Databases

What information is collected by political parties and how are they using it? Do we need more regulation?

Presentation Files Parties, Campaigns and Voter Surveillance: Emerging Practices and Canadian Privacy Law

Friday, October 11, 2013

Presentation Files Has Privacy Changed?

Has Privacy Changed?

Has our concept of privacy changed since privacy legislation was introduced? What role do social media and technology play in our view of privacy? Is privacy a “20th century concept”?

Presentation Files Has Privacy Changed?

Presentation Files The Cost of Securely Delivering Privacy

The Cost of Securely Delivering Privacy

In the IT world one of the key focus points is making information available; whether to a mobile workforce, across a wide network, in the cloud or all of the above. This availability of personal data can sometimes make leaks and data breaches inevitable unless cyber security is used to under pin the privacy management program. This presentation will look at some of the challenges of cyber security delivering privacy in our global interconnected world and look at the costs and issues of implementing a security program, where the focus is often ‘do more with less’.

Presentation Files The Cost of Securely Delivering Privacy

Presentation Files Privacy Priorities - Reflections on a Decade as Canada's Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Priorities - Reflections on a Decade as Canada's Privacy Commissioner

One of the most significant challenges faced by privacy regulators in the 21st century is the fact that there are so many new risks to privacy – most of them unfolding at breakneck speed. Jennifer Stoddart will share some of her experiences in working to meet these many challenges during her 10 years as Privacy Commissioner of Canada. As her mandate draws to a close, Commissioner Stoddart offers some personal reflections and thoughts on the road ahead in a privacy landscape that is in constant and dramatic evolution.

Presentation Files Privacy Priorities - Reflections on a Decade as Canada's Privacy Commissioner

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