BLG is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2017 taking place May 17-18 at the adjoining Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) and InterContinental Hotel. Members of our Privacy and Data Protection Group and Cybersecurity Law Group will be speaking throughout the conference :
1. Should the Right to be Forgotten Jump the Atlantic?
I will participate as a speaker on a panel discussing the right to be forgotten with Christopher Berzins, Director of Policy to Canada’s Minister of International Trade at Global Affairs Canada and Paul B. Schabas, Partner, Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP. The panel, moderated by Donna Wilson, is taking place on Wednesday, May 17 at 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m, in the Caledon room.
In 2018, the Right to be Forgotten will move from being an issue for search engine providers in the EU to being the law of the land for all processors of personal information. Any data subject will then have the right to request that information no longer relevant be deleted from the Internet—even from private databases—unless the information is in the public interest. In some circles, there is momentum for similar law here in Canada. In fact, some argue that the Federal Court’s recent Globe24 ruling means the Right to be Forgotten is here already. Will we see more movement here, as Canadians grapple with issues of online reputation, or does Canada’s dedication to free speech mean there will only ever be limited application? And if it does take root, what challenges does it present? The panel will examine the present and looks to the future.
2. Practical Advice for Managing Privacy and Cybersecurity Risks
This panel taking place on Wednesday, May 17, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m in the Convention Centre room is moderated by Bonnie Freedman, Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and includes the following speakers: Bradley Freedman, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais, Nicole Godin, Senior Manager, Information Management, Forensic Risk Consulting, Canada, KPMG, and Jeremiah Tonn, VP, Cyber Practice, Canada, Marsh. The speakers will discuss trending privacy and cybersecurity risks to organizations of all kinds and sizes (including phishing, ransomware, breach notification obligations, supply chain cyber risks and director/officer duties and liabilities) and suggest practical ways to manage and mitigate those risks, including cybersecurity insurance. The session will conclude by looking ahead and anticipating developments in those areas.
3. Women Leading Privacy Career Diversity and Building a Pathway to Board Leadership
I am delighted to be moderating this panel consisting of some of the top female privacy leaders in Canada taking place on Thursday, May 18 at 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. in the Caledon room (breakfast will be served). The field of privacy has organically developed into an industry where women and men are equally represented. However, even though studies show privacy as an equal playing field, it can be hard for women to take the bold first step forward into a leadership position. The panelists Caroline Dignard, VP, Legal Affairs and CPO (Cogeco Connexion), Anick Fortin-Cousens, CIPP/C, CPO, Canada, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, Director, Corporate Privacy (IBM) and Pamela Snively, VP, Chief Data and Trust Officer, Data and Trust Office (TELUS), will share their career experience, and talk to the diversity of options for women working in data protection and privacy. Attendees can learn critical skills for building a path towards board leadership and determining what boards may be right for them. It’s important to note, too, that these tips and tricks apply to all aspirational members of the privacy industry, and this discussion is meant for all gender identities.