2018 BC Information Summit open in Vancouver this Thursday

September 24, 2018

2018 Information Summit opens in Vancouver this Thursday

Big names headline major conference on the future of Freedom of Information and Privacy

Vancouver, September 24, 2018 – The BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) is pleased to announce the 2018 BC Information Summit taking place this Thursday, September 27th at UBC Robson Square.

Entitled Changing Perceptions in FOI & Privacy: Two Sides of the Same Coin? the Summit will showcase more than a dozen experts (including Ombudsperson Jay Chalke and Commissioner McEvoy) looking at the implementation of whistleblower protection law in BC, latest developments in FOI/ATI reform, the confluence of personal information, privacy and political parties as well as the tensions between privacy and the right to know.

Sean Holman, Associate Professor of Journalism at Mount Royal University, will kick off the day with a keynote address on: “The Falling Currency of Democracy: Information as an Instrument of Control and Certainty in the Postwar and Posttruth Eras.”

After lunch, the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Michael McEvoy will get proceedings back underway with a keynote address on the latest developments in FOI and privacy.

Details on speakers and panelists can be found on our website at http://www.infosummit.ca

Secure registration is still available through the website, but seats are going fast.

FIPA would like to thank our Info Summit sponsors, including the School of Library, Archival and Information Science at UBC, CUPE BC, BCGEU, Vancity Community Credit Union, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation, and Newsmedia Canada, as well as Picatic for their generosity in sponsoring this important educational event.


Sara Neuert, Executive Director
BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
Email: sara@fipa.bc.ca
Phone: 604-739-9788

About FIPA:
FIPA is a non-partisan, non-profit society that was established in 1991 to promote and defend freedom of information and privacy rights in Canada. Our goal is to empower citizens by increasing their access to information and their control over their own personal information. We serve a wide variety of individuals and organizations through programs of public education, public assistance, research, and law reform.