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Events

2017

Schedule of Events

This includes events at which the OIPC has representatives speaking, in addition to events hosted by the office.

Date Event Related Documents
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 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 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."