Private Sector Privacy on Stage at Personal Information Protection Act Conference in Vancouver

September 21, 2009

BC Information and Privacy Commissioner, David Loukidelis and Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Frank Work, will co-host the fourth annual conference on private sector privacy issues this fall. Conference participants include representatives from businesses, non profit organizations, government and law firms.

The conference, titled “Solving the Privacy Puzzle”, will be held October 14-16, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commissioner Loukidelis says, “Even in today’s challenging climate, smart businesses know that good privacy is good for their bottom line. Our latest PIPA Conference offers timely, practical advice that enables businesses to reap the rewards of good privacy.”

“The strength of this conference is that it’s business talking to business. The conference offers a forum for private sector organizations to learn from each other in real, practical ways” said Commissioner Work.

The conference is divided into three streams, focusing on personal employee information, general privacy compliance and privacy from a consumer perspective. The conference is intended to provide practical advice and tools to allow participants to immediately implement improvements in their privacy practices.

The conference agenda features over 50 speakers from across North America. Some of the highlights include:

  • Key note speakers:
    • Jesse Hirsh, Internet Strategist, Researcher and CBC Journalist
    • Ian Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Technology
    • Hal Niedzviecki, Writer, Thinker and Internet Bloggist
  • Children as Consumers:  Youth Behaviour Online with Parry Aftab
  • Building a Culture of Privacy:  A Case Study
  • Doing Business in the Clouds: Cloud Computing & Consumer Information
  • Managing the Privacy Risks in Outsourcing
  • Everything you wanted to know about Employment Privacy but were afraid to ask
  • The Metrics of Privacy