Privacy Commissioners Co-Host Third Private Sector Privacy Conference

October 23, 2008

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 “Privacy 2.0: Managing Privacy from the Inside Out”, will be held November 17 and 18, 2008, in Calgary, Alberta. This is the third annual private sector privacy conference, following two previous and highly successful events held in Vancouver, BC in 2007 and in Calgary in 2006.

“Privacy management is no longer optional” said Commissioner Work. “If ignored, it could cost your organization time, money and most of all reputation.” Commissioner Loukidelis stated “Consumers have never been more nervous about the security of their personal information, and have high expectations that businesses will take security seriously.”

The conference is divided into three streams, focusing on personal employee information, general privacy compliance and privacy from a consumer perspective. The conference agenda features over 50 speakers from across North America. Some of the highlights include:

  • Consumers Have Spoken: The National Do Not Call List
  • Under OIPC Investigation: Alarm or Alacrity
  • Risk, The Science and Politics of Fear
  • Social Networking Sites: Goldmines or Minefields?
  • Biometric Identification in the Workplace
  • Threats from Within
  • And much more!