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January 25, 2019 Data Privacy Day 2019 - Edmonton
Data Privacy Day is an internationally recognized event dedicated to the protection of personal information. This morning forum in Edmonton focuses on mandatory breach reporting and smart cities.
January 30, 2019 Data Privacy Day 2019 - Calgary
Data Privacy Day is an internationally recognized event dedicated to the protection of personal information. This morning forum in Calgary focuses on smart cities and mandatory breach reporting under the Health Information Act.
June 12, 2019 to June 14, 2019 2019 Access and Privacy Conference
The University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension is hosting its 17th annual Access and Privacy Conference at the Marriott River Cree Resort in Edmonton. Commissioner Jill Clayton will be facilitating an open dialogue on trends and issues in the office, as well as taking part in a Commissioners' Roundtable with regulators from across Canada. The OIPC will also be presenting a pre-conference workshop on Privacy Breach Response and Reporting. Additionally, the OIPC and Alberta Health will present an update on the first year of mandatory breach reporting under Alberta's Health Information Act.
October 23, 2019 to October 25, 2019 Privacy and Access Council of Canada: National Privacy and Data Governance Congress 2019
The Commissioner will be a presenter at this annual conference, which provides an opportunity to discuss "how privacy, access, security, compliance, law and technology intersect, and why that matters to you, your career, and your organization," according to the Privacy and Access Council of Canada's website.
September 24, 2019 Right to Know Forum (Calgary)
The OIPC is hosting a Right to Know event in Calgary. The morning forum will include an update from the Commissioner, and presentations by the City of Calgary on proactive disclosure, a University of Alberta librarian on archiving digital government records and a Mount Royal University associate professor on the history of access to information in Canada.
September 30, 2019 Right to Know Forum (Edmonton)
The OIPC is hosting a Right to Know event in Edmonton. The morning forum will include welcoming comments from the Minister of Service Alberta, and presentations by Service Alberta on its records management consolidation project, a University of Alberta librarian on archiving digital government records and a Mount Royal University associate professor on the history of access to information in Canada.
January 22, 2018 Data Privacy Day 2018
The theme for Data Privacy Day 2018 is artificial intelligence. The morning forum in Edmonton will include an overview what artificial intelligence is by a University of Alberta professor and will also highlight ethical assessments of big data initiatives from the Information Accountability Foundation.
March 6, 2018 to March 8, 2018 Privacy and Access Council of Canada: National Privacy and Data Governance Congress 2018
The OIPC was invited to present workshops on the fundamentals of privacy impact assessments and breach response. The Commissioner was also invited to be part of the regulator's roundtable, and the office will participate on a panel to discuss authentication standards. This annual conference provides an opportunity to discuss "how privacy, access, security, compliance, law and technology intersect, and why that matters to you, your career, and your organization," according to the Privacy and Access Council of Canada's website.
September 28, 2018 Right to Know Forum (Edmonton)
The OIPC is hosting its annual Right to Know event in Edmonton at the Federal Building. The morning forum will include an update from the Commissioner, a presentation by University of Alberta law professor Steven Penney on the disclosure of homicide victims' names by police services, and a documentary film that relates broadly to access to information issues in the 21st Century.
January 24, 2017 School at the Legislature
The OIPC was invited to present to a class of Grade 6 students at the Legislative Assembly's School at the Legislature program.
January 26, 2017 Privacy Implications in the Networked Classroom: A Workshop
The OIPC is co-hosting this sold-out event with the eQuality Project, Alberta Teachers' Association and Big Data Surveillance Project. This workshop includes presentations and discussions on the following topics: Privacy Implications of the Use of Technology in Schools (Valerie Steeves, University of Ottawa); Privacy Implications of Educational Software – In and Outside of Schools (Priscilla Regan, George Mason University, and Leslie Shade, University of Toronto); Privacy Implications of Education Law and Policy on Cyberbullying (Jane Bailey, University of Ottawa); and Tools to Help Educators Promote Privacy in the Classroom and in Board Policy (privacy officers from across Alberta).
January 26, 2017 Big Data, Little Kids: Privacy, Networks and Cyberbullying in the Digital Age
The Alberta Teachers' Association's Educational Technology Council is hosting this public lecture as a follow-up to the Privacy Implications in the Networked Classroom workshop. The eQuality Project researchers are the presenters during the evening lecture and will be answering questions from the audience. Click on the event title for registration information.
February 14, 2017 eHealth Policy Symposium - Towards Person-Centred Health
The OIPC was invited to participate in this event. The goal of the event was to improve continuity of patient care and electronic health information sharing. It was hosted by the O'Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary in collaboration with Alberta Health.
March 10, 2017 Cybersecurity Awareness for Not-for-Profit Organizations
The OIPC was to present at this workshop, which is aimed at creating awareness on cybersecurity and data breaches for non-profit organizations in Calgary. The workshop is co-sponsored by SotoNets Cloud Solutions and the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council.
February 17, 2017 Information Security and the Laws that Protect It
The Commissioner was invited to speak to the Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance (ISPIA) at the University of Calgary. The presentation will discuss information security in the context of privacy protection laws, including trends in data breaches and how legislators and regulators are responding.
March 13, 2017 MacEwan University: Acupuncture Program
The OIPC was invited to speak to acupuncture students about the basics of access and privacy laws in Alberta, how the laws impact acupuncturists, and the OIPC's role in regulating the laws.
April 5, 2017 to April 7, 2017 National Privacy and Data Governance Congress: A World of Change
The OIPC was invited to present a workshop on Privacy Impact Assessment Fundamentals, and the Commissioner was invited to make a keynote presentation. The event is hosted by the Privacy and Access Council of Canada.
May 4, 2017 United Nations Global Pulse and IAPP Joint Event
The Commissioner participated on a panel at this event titled, "Building a Strong Privacy and Data Ethics Program: From Theory to Practice". The panel also included representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross, Nielsen market research, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The topic of the panel was, "Access to Data for Public Good: Mechanisms and Schemes for Sharing Data for Humanitarian and Development Causes".
May 8, 2017 MacEwan University: Massage Therapy Program
The OIPC was invited to speak to a group of massage therapy students to discuss the basics of access and privacy laws in Alberta, how the laws impact massage therapists, and the OIPC's role in regulating the laws.
June 12, 2017 to June 14, 2017 Canadian Open Data Summit 2017
The Commissioner was invited to make a keynote presentation at the Canadian Open Data Summit in Edmonton. This annual event is dedicated to open data and open government.
June 14, 2017 to June 16, 2017 Access and Privacy Conference: Diving Deeper
The University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension is hosting its annual Access and Privacy Conference at the Marriott River Cree Resort in Edmonton. Commissioner Jill Clayton will be facilitating an open dialogue on trends and issues in the office, as well as taking part in a Commissioners' Roundtable with regulators from across Canada. The OIPC will also be presenting a pre-conference workshop on Privacy Breach Response and Reporting.
September 12, 2017 School at the Legislature (1)
The OIPC was invited by George P. Nicholson School to present to a class of Grade 6 students during their week of learning about the legislature, democracy and government systems.
September 14, 2017 Foundation of Administrative Justice: Edmonton Lunch and Learn
The Commissioner was invited to speak at this event. The Foundation of Administrative Justice "provides essential educational courses for Canadian tribunals and the people who appear before them," according to its website.
September 20, 2017 International Conference of Information Commissioners 2017
The Commissioner was invited to speak on a panel discussion, which asked the question, "What are progressive information rights?" The theme of the event was, "Trust, transparency and progressive information rights". This annual conference explores a wide range of issues affecting access to information through freedom of information legislation worldwide.
September 20, 2017 to October 18, 2017 Alberta First Nations Information and Governance Centre
The Alberta First Nations Information and Governance Centre collaborated with the OIPC and the First Nations Telehealth Network on a Privacy Education Series. The OIPC was asked to present on five topics, including: an overview of legislation and the OIPC's mandate, privacy impact assessments, access requests, information sharing, and breach response, reporting and notification.
September 22, 2017 Alberta Association of Clinic Managers' Annual Conference
The OIPC was invited to speak on "The Health Information Act and You" during the Alberta Association of Clinic Managers' Annual Conference. The association provides education opportunities relating to clinic management and medical administration.
September 26, 2017 Right to Know Forum (Calgary)
The OIPC is hosting its annual Right to Know event in Calgary at the McDougall Centre. This half-day forum will include discussion on a range of topics related to access to information. The purpose of Right to Know is to raise awareness about the right to access public information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.
September 29, 2017 Right to Know Forum (Edmonton)
The OIPC is hosting its annual Right to Know event in Edmonton at the Federal Building. This half-day forum will include discussion on a range of topics related to access to information. The purpose of Right to Know is to raise awareness about the right to access public information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.
October 11, 2017 OIPC Workshops (Edmonton)
The OIPC is offering its breach response and reporting workshop in the morning and its privacy impact assessment (PIA) training in the afternoon. Attendees can choose to participate in both, or only the morning or afternoon sessions. During the breach workshop, the presenter will give participants practical guidance from a regulator’s perspective, based on successful - and unsuccessful - strategies organizations have used to respond to breaches. The PIA training will assist stakeholders in reviewing the impact that a new project may have on individual privacy, and will cover the essentials of a PIA.
October 19, 2017 OIPC Workshops (Calgary)
The OIPC is offering its privacy impact assessment (PIA) training in the morning and its breach response and reporting workshop in the afternoon. Attendees can choose to participate in both, or only the morning or afternoon sessions. The PIA training will assist stakeholders in reviewing the impact that a new project may have on individual privacy, and will cover the essentials of a PIA. During the breach workshop, the presenter will give participants practical guidance from a regulator’s perspective, based on successful - and unsuccessful - strategies organizations have used to respond to breaches.
October 20, 2017 Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Ethics Forum
The OIPC was invited to present on privacy considerations for research and program evaluation by Alberta Innovates: A Project Ethics Community Consensus Initiative. This forum brings together health care partners to discuss common ethics challenges when using people's data in projects.
November 2, 2017 to November 3, 2017 Association of Independent Schools and Colleges of Alberta: Fall Leadership Days
The Commissioner was invited to present on how PIPA applies to independent schools and emerging issues in privacy education by the Association of Independent Schools and Colleges of Alberta (AISCA) at its Fall Leadership Days in Calgary and Edmonton. AISCA was established "to support and encourage high standards of education in the independent schools and colleges of the Province of Alberta," according to its website.
November 14, 2017 to November 15, 2017 Canada Health Infoway Partnership Conference 2017
The Commissioner was invited to participate in a leadership session on the topic, "Addressing the Big Questions: Data Governance, Privacy, and Cybersecurity in Health IT". Calgary was selected as this year's host. The conference is being held during Digital Health Week. The conference is described as "an annual interoperability event designed to create a forum for knowledge exchange, debate and discussion through a showcase of digital health thought leadership and best practices."
January 28, 2016 Data Privacy Day 2016: Breach Response and Reporting (OIPC Event)
Mark your calendars for the annual celebration of Data Privacy Day, an internationally recognized event dedicated to the protection of personal information. In 2016, the OIPC focused on the theme of breach response and reporting.
February 9, 2016 Privacy Breach Response and Reporting Workshop (OIPC Event)
This workshop in Edmonton will provide comments on trends in the type and magnitude of breaches reported to the OIPC. The presenters will give participants practical guidance from a regulator’s perspective, based on successful - and unsuccessful - strategies organizations have used to respond to breaches.
March 30, 2016 to April 1, 2016 National Privacy & Data Governance Congress 2016
The Privacy and Access Council of Canada is hosting its annual National Privacy & Data Governance Congress on March 30 to April 1, 2016 at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, Alberta. Assistant Commissioner LeRoy Brower will be taking part in a Regulators' Roundtable on Friday, April 1. The OIPC will also be providing a workshop on Privacy Impact Assessment Fundamentals on Wednesday, March 30.
April 25, 2016 Privacy Breach Seminar for Primary Care Networks (Calgary)
The Primary Care Networks Program Office hosted an event at which the OIPC presented on privacy breach response and reporting. This was in preparation for upcoming mandatory breach reporting under the Health Information Act.
April 29, 2016 Privacy Breach Seminar for Primary Care Networks (Edmonton)
The Primary Care Networks Program Office hosted an event at which the OIPC presented on privacy breach response and reporting. This was in preparation for upcoming mandatory breach reporting under the Health Information Act.
May 7, 2016 Northern Alberta Housing Co-operative Housing Association Annual General Meeting
Commissioner Jill Clayton was asked to present at this meeting as a panelist during the "Bylaws... Check, Policies... Next" workshop.
May 9, 2016 to May 12, 2016 IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2016
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Canada is hosting its annual Privacy Symposium at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and InterContinental Hotel in downtown Toronto. Training and workshops are taking place May 9-10 with the conference occurring May 11-12. Commissioner Jill Clayton agreed to present as part of a panel on "Rethinking the Consent Model".
May 18, 2016 Privacy Breach Response and Reporting Workshop (OIPC Event - Edmonton)
This workshop in Edmonton will provide comments on trends in the type and magnitude of breaches reported to the OIPC. The presenters will give participants practical guidance from a regulator’s perspective, based on successful - and unsuccessful - strategies organizations have used to respond to breaches.
May 19, 2016 Legal Education Society of Alberta: Privacy Update (Calgary)
As noted in the seminar brochure, "Gain insight into the seemingly disparate current issues and emerging themes in privacy law. Learn about this multi-faceted area from experienced practitioners and Alberta's Privacy Commissioner."
May 25, 2016 Legal Education Society of Alberta: Privacy Update (Edmonton)
As noted in the seminar brochure, "Gain insight into the seemingly disparate current issues and emerging themes in privacy law. Learn about this multi-faceted area from experienced practitioners and Alberta's Privacy Commissioner."
May 25, 2016 to May 27, 2016 Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association 2016 Symposium
The Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association (AOHNA) held its annual symposium in Banff. On May 26, the OIPC was invited to present an overview of the Health Information Act and how it applies to occupational health nurses. The OIPC also provided an update on privacy breach response and reporting, and included a few tips on how to prevent breaches.
May 30, 2016 MacEwan University: Massage Therapy Program
The OIPC was invited to speak to a group of massage therapy students to discuss the basics of access and privacy laws in Alberta, how the laws impact massage therapists, and the OIPC's role in regulating the laws.
May 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016 VRA Canada Annual Conference
The Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada) represents and advocates on behalf of vocational rehabilitation professionals. On June 1, Assistant Commissioner LeRoy Brower will be presenting on access and privacy issues as it relates to the profession.
June 7, 2016 Privacy Impact Assessments Workshop (Edmonton)
The OIPC hosts Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) Workshops to assist stakeholders in reviewing the impact that a new project may have on individual privacy. The workshops cover the essentials of a PIA.
June 7, 2016 Privacy Breach Response and Reporting Workshop (OIPC Event - Calgary)
This workshop in Calgary will provide comments on trends in the type and magnitude of breaches reported to the OIPC. The presenters will give participants practical guidance from a regulator’s perspective, based on successful - and unsuccessful - strategies organizations have used to respond to breaches.
June 13, 2016 to June 15, 2016 ARMA Canada Conference 2016
The 2016 ARMA Canada Conference and Expo will be held at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre.
June 15, 2016 2016 Osler AccessPrivacy Conference
Commissioner Jill Clayton agreed to speak at this conference, which is hosted annually by Osler's AccessPrivacy team.
June 15, 2016 to June 17, 2016 Access and Privacy Conference 2016
The University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension is hosting its annual Access and Privacy Conference at the Marriott River Cree Resort in Edmonton. Commissioner Jill Clayton will be facilitating an open dialogue on trends and issues in the office, as well as taking part in a Commissioners' Roundtable with regulators from across Canada. Staff members Mary Golab and Catherine Taylor will also be presenting on the Magna Carta and its relationship to information rights.
June 29, 2016 ARMA Edmonton Chapter: Annual General Meeting
At the ARMA Edmonton Chapter's Annual General Meeting, Commissioner Jill Clayton discussed records management issues in which the office had been involved, including the records management investigation in the wake of the 2015 Alberta election and a federal, provincial and territorial joint resolution on the duty to document.
September 29, 2016 Right to Know Forum (Calgary)
The OIPC will be hosting its annual Right to Know event in Calgary at the Pekisko Room in the McDougall Centre. The event this year will focus on Access Impact Assessments. The purpose of Right to Know is to raise awareness about the right to access public information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance. Right to Know Day is September 28.
September 30, 2016 Right to Know Forum (Edmonton)
The OIPC will be hosting its annual Right to Know event in Edmonton at the Windsor Room in the Federal Building. The event this year will focus on Access Impact Assessments. The purpose of Right to Know is to raise awareness about the right to access public information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance. Right to Know Day is September 28.
October 4, 2016 Privacy Impact Assessments Workshop (Edmonton)
The OIPC hosts Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) Workshops to assist stakeholders in reviewing the impact that a new project may have on individual privacy. The workshops cover the essentials of a PIA.
October 11, 2016 Privacy Breach Response and Reporting Workshop (Edmonton)
This workshop in Edmonton will provide comments on trends in the type and magnitude of breaches reported to the OIPC. The presenters will give participants practical guidance from a regulator’s perspective, based on successful - and unsuccessful - strategies organizations have used to respond to breaches.
October 17, 2016 Privacy Breach Response and Reporting Workshop (Calgary)
This workshop in Calgary will provide comments on trends in the type and magnitude of breaches reported to the OIPC. The presenters will give participants practical guidance from a regulator’s perspective, based on successful - and unsuccessful - strategies organizations have used to respond to breaches.
October 25, 2016 NPO Collective: Privacy Protection and Not-for-Profit Preparedness
The OIPC was invited to speak at the NPO Collective's session on privacy protection and not-for-profit preparedness. The NPO Collective Ltd. is a network dedicated to the not-for-profit sector.
October 27, 2016 Conference Board of Canada: Western Council of Chief Privacy Officers
The OIPC was invited to speak about cybersecurity from a regulators' perspective at the Conference Board of Canada's meeting of Chief Privacy Officers from Western Canada. The council consists of senior privacy executives from private organizations across a variety of sectors.
October 27, 2016 to October 28, 2016 Cyber Summit 2016
The Cyber Summit is a gathering of the technology decision makers in the post-secondary, start-up and government sectors in Western Canada. Commissioner Jill Clayton will be delivering the opening keynote presentation at 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 27.
November 29, 2016 to November 30, 2016 Leveraging Big Data and Analytics
Assistant Commissioner LeRoy Brower presented at this event hosted by Infonex Professional Development titled "Leveraging Big Data and Analytics: Improve Performance by Harnessing Big Data, Analytics, and Business Intelligence". The OIPC's presentation focused on managing big data privacy and security concerns, legislation and regulations around data privacy in different jurisdictions, and tips for how to work with privacy regulators.
December 14, 2016 Canada-US Connected Health Workshop
Commissioner Jill Clayton was invited to participate in a facilitated dialogue involving regulatory agencies in the United States and Canada. The panel explored common priorities, concerns and topics for future collaboration.
December 15, 2016 Concordia University: ISACA Student Group
The OIPC had a representative speak at a Concordia University of Edmonton ISACA student group meeting to discuss issues related to information privacy protection and data breaches in Alberta.
December 20, 2016 School at the Legislature
The OIPC was invited to present to a class of Grade 6 students at the Legislative Assembly's School at the Legislature program.
September 28, 2015 to October 2, 2015 Right to Know Week Forums
The OIPC hosted two morning forums to celebrate Right to Know Week in Alberta. The first was in Calgary at the McDougall Centre on Tuesday, September 29. The second forum was in Edmonton at the Federal Building on October 1. Right to Know Week had increased significance in 2015 as it coincided with 20 years of the FOIP Act which was enacted on October 1, 1995.
January 28, 2015 Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day is recognized annually on January 28 and focuses on respecting and protecting personal information. The OIPC hosted a morning forum in Calgary in 2015 to celebrate Data Privacy Day.
Data Privacy Day 2015 Agenda
June 18, 2014 to June 20, 2014 The Threads of Democracy - Access and Privacy Conference 2014
At Canada's foremost information rights conference, the keepers of democracy meet to share their knowledge and wisdom, to celebrate their successes, and to look to the future together with rekindled purpose. Join us in Edmonton on June 19 & 20 to help us weave and strengthen The Threads of Democracy.