Alberta and BC Co-Host Second Private Sector Privacy Conference

September 7, 2007

Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Frank Work, and BC Information and Privacy Commissioner, David Loukidelis, will co-host a conference on private sector privacy issues this fall. The Conference, titled ‘Private Sector Privacy in a Changing World,’ will be held September 20 and 21, 2007 in Vancouver, BC. The first private sector privacy conference was held in Calgary in April, 2006.

The conference is divided into three streams, focusing on personal employee information, general privacy compliance and privacy from a consumer perspective. Conference sessions will address issues ranging from workplace surveillance to managing privacy breaches and how to market privacy.

The conference offers blue ribbon panels of privacy experts, consumer advocates and business leaders. Speakers include Karen Curtis, Privacy Commissioner of Australia, Marie Shroff, Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand, Peter Cullen, Chief Privacy Strategist for Microsoft, Pippa Lawson, Executive Director, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Joe Alhadeff, Chief Privacy Officer for Oracle, Harriet Pearson, Chief Privacy Officer for IBM, Drew McArthur, Chief Privacy Officer for Telus and Bob Johnson, Executive Director, National Association for Information Destruction.