Speakers include Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien, Google's Peter Fleischer and privacy experts David Fraser and Michael Geist
TORONTO, March 20, 2018 /CNW/ - With the so-called right to be forgotten coming to Canada, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), has gathered the country's top privacy experts for a half-day symposium exploring a number of topical issues related to privacy and the right to freedom of expression. The afternoon session takes place on April 4 at The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto.
Regarding the controversial right to be forgotten, The Office of the Privacy Commissioner recently released a draft policy claiming the right to remove certain search engine results already exists within current legislation. As a result, do Canadians need a version of a European law specifically codifying this right? Or are the trade-offs for Charter-protected access to information too great?
The symposium "Striking the Balance: Privacy and Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age" will explore the intersection of reputation and freedom of expression featuring privacy experts, the tech industry and journalism leaders as they explore the implications for Canada.
How Canada thinks about Digital Privacy
Amanda Maltby, Chair of Privacy and Data Advisory Committee, Canadian Marketing Association, and General Manager, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer, Canada Post
Policy and Privacy in the Digital World
Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Privacy and the Charter
A debate between David Fraser, Internet, Technology and Privacy Lawyer/Partner, McInnes Cooper, and Barry Sookman, Internet Lawyer/Senior Partner, McCarthy Tétrault, moderated by Esther Enkin, Ombudsman for CBC English Services
Privacy, Expression and Search Engines
Peter Fleischer, Global Privacy Counsel, Google, in conversation with Christine Dobby, Telecom Reporter, The Globe and Mail
Canada's Privacy Paradigm
Michael Geist, Privacy Expert/Law Professor at the University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, in conversation with Susan Krashinsky Robertson, marketing and media reporter, The Globe and Mail
The CJF thanks the generous support of Google and in-kind supporter CISION.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 4
Doors open: 1:30 p.m., Sessions 2:00 p.m., Reception 5:15 p.m.
WHERE: The Globe and Mail Centre, 130 King Street East – Level 17, Toronto
General admission: $49
Student tickets (ID required. Limited availability): $29
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend annual industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speaker's series, we facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
CIPPIC is the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, University of Ottawa. CIPPIC is Canada's first and only public interest technology law clinic. CIPPIC is unique in Canada, bringing together a team of expert legal professionals and students to advocate for the public interest in policy debates arising from the intersection of law and technology. CIPPIC advocates for the public interest on cutting edge issues including copyright law, data governance, algorithmic decision-making, internet governance, net neutrality, state surveillance, privacy and free speech. CIPPIC's work resides at the heart of Canada's innovation policy agenda: CIPPIC ensures respect for Canadians' rights as the law responds to our use of ever-changing technologies.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
For further information: For inquiries: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, [email protected]