#privacyaccess2013 – Tech Talk

July 24th, 2013

With just over two months to go, the Privacy and Access 20/20 conference agenda is shaping up nicely! One of the key themes of this special event is the role of technology and how it is transforming the information and privacy landscape.

Social media, smart phones and the web keep us all connected – but what do they mean for our concept of privacy? Has privacy changed? We’ve asked Ian Kerr (University of Ottawa), Brendon Lynch (Microsoft) and Gillian Shaw (Vancouver Sun) to weigh in on this topic during one of our conference sessions.

We’ll also be looking at how the digital revolution has affected access to information rights. How have open information, open data and technology impacted the right to know? Vince Gogolek (FIPA), Andrea Reimer (City of Vancouver), Jay Schlosar (BC Government) and Chad Skelton (Vancouver Sun) will give us their take on this issue at the upcoming conference.

Some of the other breakout sessions will discuss specific technologies in depth, including surveillance, mobile technologies and big data. For more information about the conference, visit www.privacyandaccess2013.ca.

What role do you think technology plays in our information and privacy rights? Share your thoughts on Twitter, Linkedin, or Facebook.