TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish will be discussing the importance of Open Government and furthering public sector transparency at Western University later this month.
The event coincides with the international Right to Know Week 2016. Celebrated in more than 40 countries around the world, the purpose of Right to Know Week (September 26 to October 2) is to raise awareness of an individual's right to access government information, while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Council Chambers, University Community Centre, Western University
1151 Richmond St., London, Ontario
Brian Beamish, Commissioner
9:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
Concurrent Panel Presentations:
A. Protecting personal health information in an electronic environment with
Manuela Di Re, Director of Legal Services
Debra Grant, Director of Health Policy
B. Working towards a more transparent and accountable government with
David Goodis, Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Corporate Services
Sherry Liang, Assistant Commissioner, Tribunal Services
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Q and A sessions will follow each presentation. IPC speakers are available for interviews upon request.
SOURCE Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
For further information: Media contact: Trell Huether, Senior Communications Advisor, Media Line: 416-326-3965, [email protected]