TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Are you ready for life in a smart city?
With the advent of new technologies − energy conservation sensors, real-time parking apps, automated financial transactions − the possibilities to improve and streamline our lives seem endless. But how do we protect our personal privacy? Who owns, controls, and has access to our personal information? Most important, how much power do we have over how our data is used? These questions are generating a great deal of controversy and conversation.
Key issues to be discussed:
- privacy challenges that come with building a smart city
- how Ontario's privacy laws protect personal information
- how municipalities can mitigate privacy risks
- privacy implications for public and private sector collaboration
The morning will feature a presentation by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Brian Beamish, and a panel discussion with experts from the field of smart cities.
- Lawrence Eta – Deputy CIO, Information & Technology, City of Toronto
- Teresa Scassa – Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa
- Oriana Sharp – Manager, Information Management and Archives, Region of Waterloo
The Commissioner will be available for media interviews following the event.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto
You do not have to register or sign up to view the webcast. Just click here and watch.
For further information, visit the event page.
SOURCE Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
For further information: Media contact: Jason Papadimos, Senior Communications Advisor, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, 647-408-5556, [email protected]