RILEY INFORMATION SERVICES INC.
Co-Sponsored by: Commonwealth Centre for e-Governance
WHEN: Monday, October 20, 2003
WHERE: Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Online Registration: click here
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
Meet the new Privacy Commissioner of Canada!
Security of the state has become a critical issue in the past two years as many nations develop strong legal and policy measures to fight the war on terrorism. Canadians recognize that security is necessary in our current environment but in the rush of governments to pass new legislation and amend existing laws in order to fight this new threat, Canadians are showing that they also want to ensure essential privacy rights are kept in place. A number of measures, both implemented and proposed, have resulted in a sense of uncertainty about where we might be going and how these measures could possibly impact on fundamental freedoms. Among others, these measures include: the proposal for a National Identity card, the tracking of travelers from abroad and of Canadians returning from foreign travel with information on an individual’s travel for six years, the airlines passing passenger information to governments, proposals to require Internet service providers to pass on information to law enforcement. There is a tension between a need to develop effective security measures while maintaining privacy mechanisms.
It is recognized that security is essential in our new environments. The challenge is to strike a balance between the demands of national security and upholding the basic rights that citizens in many countries have come to expect. The Federal Privacy Commissioner and many provincial privacy commissioners have spoken out on these issues. These are matters for national and international debate and this seminar offers such a forum.
This one-day session will bring together speakers from the security and privacy communities. Experts from the Canadian government and the private sector will talk about current and proposed legislation, and the technologies that have come into play in the past two years that are enhancing security. Experts from the governments of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States will debate how the right balance may be found to ensure good security measures while retaining the essentials of privacy, and how these balances should be structured. Privacy experts and advocates will discuss the potential impact on privacy and how these changes will affect society.
There will be informative and robust discussion from all aspects of the spectrum, and opportunities for those in attendance to pose questions and engage in the debate.
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by: The Electronic Commerce Policy Branch, Industry Canada.
9:00 – 9:10 am CONFERENCE CHAIR
Richard Simpson, Director-General, Electronic Commerce Branch, Industry Canada
CANADA'S SECURITY LAWS AND PRIVACY
Bill Pentney, Senior General Counsel, Justice Canada
10:00 – 10:30 am Refreshment Break
Sponsored by: Murray Long and Associates, Ottawa
10:30 am – 12 noon PANEL
SECURITY AND PRIVACY: CURRENT STATE OF LEGISLATION
Chair: Thomas B. Riley, Executive Director, Commonwealth Centre for E-Governance
Speakers: Michael Turner, ADM, Telecommunications and Informatics Policy Branch, Public Works and Government Services Canada (security)
Suhayya Abu-Hakima, President/CEO, AmikaNow! Corporation, Ottawa
Terry McQuay, President, Nymity, Toronto
Eloise Gratton, Attorney, MENDELSOHN, Montreal, Quebec.
12:00 – 1:15 pm Buffet Lunch (included in cost)
1:15 – 2:45pm PANEL
LIVING WITH PRIVACY AND SECURITY LEGISLATION: MAKING IT WORK: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Chair: Peter Ferguson, Director, Electronic Commerce Policy, Industry Canada
Speakers: Peter Ford, Government of Australia
Francis Aldhouse, Deputy Information Commissioner, UK
Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Association. Washington, D.C.
2:45 – 3:00 pm Refreshment Break
3:00 – 4:30pm PANEL
LIVING WITH PRIVACY AND SECURITY LEGISLATION: MAKING IT WORK: RESPONDENTS’ DEBATE
Chair: Murray Long, Murray Long and Associates Inc., Ottawa
Speakers: Robert Marleau, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Frank Work, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
Cost: $650 (plus GST = $695.5) if registered by September 5, 2003
$695 (plus GST = $743.65) if registered after September 5, 2003
Group Rate Discount: every three registered, fourth one free.
MasterCard and Visa accepted.
Date: Monday, October 20, 2003
Location: Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
All registered participants will receive an invoice as confirmation by return mail. An information kit will be available upon registration the morning of the seminar. Cancellation with full refund allowed up to three weeks before the seminar, less $50 administration fee, or send replacement. To pay by Visa or MasterCard call (613) 236-7844, or make cheque payable and send to:
RILEY INFORMATION SERVICES INC., 100 BRONSON AVENUE, SUITE 1203
OTTAWA, ONTARIO K1R 6G8 GST NO. R117997965
For Documentation Highlights From Our Previous Seminars click here