IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018

BLG is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018 taking place May 24-25 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. Privacy and Cybersecurity Hot Business Risks

The BLG panel is taking place on Thursday, May 24, Convention Centre Room 205 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The session, moderated by Jennifer Stoddart, Former Privacy Commissioner of Canada, will address privacy and cybersecurity risks in three broad areas that all businesses must consider in 2018: artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity and competition. Bradley Freedman, Partner and National Leader, Cybersecurity Law Group, Borden Ladner Gervais will present on cybersecurity and his presentation will include a review of recent risks and threats (including phishing, ransomware), new breach notification obligations, supply chain cyber risks and director/officer duties and liabilities. Davit Akman, Partner, Competition, Antitrust Group, Borden Ladner Gervais, Competition will examine issues discussed in the recent Competition Bureau draft discussion paper titled “Big Data and Innovation: Implications for Competition Policy in Canada,” which provides the initial views on how privacy data-related considerations in several areas will be approached. I will present on AI and discuss managing privacy risks when conducting research, business analytics (including de-identifying personal information) and developing algorithms.

  1. The Next Generation of Privacy Professionals: Women Leading Privacy

I will moderate this panel scheduled for Thursday, May 24th, at Convention Centre Room 201F at 3:45 p.m. Panelists include: Estella Cohen, CIPP/C, CIPM, FIP, Senior Privacy Consultant, TrustArc, Sinziana Gutiu, CIPP/C, Associate, Dolden Wallace Folick and Fazila Nurani, CIPP/C, Senior Counsel and Lead Consultant, PrivaTech. These inspiring privacy and data protection professionals will share their stories about what it was like to move through the profession in recent years. How did they come to privacy? What have they learned the most? What has surprised them the most? What were the challenges gearing up to GDPR? And what are they most proud of? These tips will be useful for the next generation of privacy professionals and help them know how to build a career in that space.

  1. Will the Right to be Forgotten Find Application in the Canadian Context?

I will also present on the panel on the RTBF scheduled on Friday May 25th at 9:00 a.m., in the Caledon room with co-panelists Christopher Berzins, Senior Legal Counsel, Ontario Securities Commission and Paul Schabas, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon. In 2014, the European Court of Justice issued its momentous Google Spain decision, which recognized what has been characterized as “the right to be forgotten.” Since then, there has been considerable debate about whether the right to be forgotten might take foothold in Canada. In 2016, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced a public consultation process involving online reputation issues, including the right to be forgotten. On January 26, 2018, it issued a draft position paper that supported de-indexing of search engine results and take-down of information at source in specific circumstances. The OPC has invited further comment on its draft position paper, after which it will finalize its position. In this follow-up to the 2017 Symposium session on the right to be forgotten, our panel will discuss the OPC’s draft position paper and other developments such as the Supreme Court of Canada’s Equustek decision from June 2017, and will consider whether we are moving towards a recognition of a right to be forgotten in the Canadian context and, if so, what the implications will be going forward.


This content has been updated on May 2, 2024 at 16 h 25 min.