Chatter with the Chairs | April 2016

  • April 01, 2016
  • Ritchie Po, Co-Chair

Freedom of Information and Prvacy Law Section

After the success of last year’s sold-out event, the Freedom of Information & Privacy Law Section will be partnering with CBABC Professional Development, and holding another all-day conference on June 2, 2016. This year’s conference will build on last year’s agenda, and emphasize cybersecurity. With privacy encompassing everything in our lives, from civil liberties to security surveillance to e-commerce (and thanks to Ashley Madison our romantic lives, but I’m not naming names), it’s more than a buzzword and has long transcended being a legal “fad.” We will once again welcome BC Information & Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham as our keynote speaker, and are inviting other privacy and technology professionals to join us this year. Topics will include issues in data governance, IT security outsourcing, cybersecurity risk mitigation and nation-to-nation information exchange. My dream guest speaker, Edward Snowden, is unavailable to attend but we hope the CBA will join us!