2020 Information Summit presents “Trust through Transparency”

Trust is measurable and has a value. For private institutions and a variety of public bodies, trust has been eroding, but there are actions that can be taken to repair, build and maintain that trust. There are also actions people can take to discover whether organizations are worthy of their trust.    

This panel examines how trust is connected to concepts of transparency and privacy. Dr. David Dunne, Professor at the University of Victoria and Director of MBA Programs at the Gustavson School of Business, is part of The Gustavson Brand Trust Index measuring the public trust of over 300 brands in Canada annually. He will be speaking to recent findings and how trust and transparency intersect. Katherine Reilly, an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University School of Communication, will be speaking about the concept of citizen data audits and how these empower people to hold the organizations controlling their data and information to account. FIPA is excited to have both presenters speaking on issues at the heart of trust through transparency.   

For anyone interested in the value of trust, as well as legal and privacy professionals, this presentation and facilitated question and answer session presents a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the practices, ethical considerations, and implications to governance as organizations and people strive to build, restore, or maintain trust.

This event has been accredited by the:

Law Society of BC for 1.0 Continuing Professional Development credit

International Association of Privacy Professionals for 1.0 Continuing Privacy Education credit.

Date & Time:
October 15, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (check-in at 11:30 AM)
Platform:
The event will be held via Microsoft Teams. More information will be sent upon registration.
Tickets:
$30

Featuring Dr. David Dunne & Dr. Katherine Reilly

Dr. David Dunne joined the Gustavson School of Business in 2014. His research explores how designers apply in-depth user research and creative thinking methods to “wicked problems”; critical, chronic problems in society and business with no clear start or end point, problems in the health care system for example. His research has been published in business and design journals, including Harvard Business Review and Academy of Management Learning & Education. He has held appointments at design schools in the Netherlands, the US and Mexico. Dunne teaches design, strategy and marketing to students and executives worldwide. His recent executive teaching/consulting clients include AstraZeneca, Corus Entertainment, GlaxoSmithKline, Mt Sinai Hospital and Ontario Local Health Integration Networks.

Dr. Katherine Reilly is Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. Broadly speaking, her work focuses on the role of communications in international relations and international development including the impact of information and communications technologies on political and social processes in Latin America, the role of open data in development processes, and the political economy of media reform in Latin America. At present she is leading a project about Citizen Data Audits in collaboration with digital rights organizations and researchers in 6 countries in Latin America.  The project will establish citizen-centred criteria for evaluating private use of personal data, beyond standard government and business criteria like privacy, security, profitability and risk-management.  She also researches the idea of Platform Developmentalism which is the application of government policy to strategic management of platform capitalism for the achievement of social goals.


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NEWS RELEASE: 2020 Information Summit launches September 30

VANCOUVER, September 17, 2020 – The Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) is pleased to announce the details for our Information Summit 2020 and our first events slated to be held during Right to Know week. 

In prior years, Information Summit has been an opportunity for speakers and professionals to gather, network and explore issues and concepts around information, transparency and privacy. COVID-19 means the all-day conference is not happening, but the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of great speakers on topics that matter remains.  

“Trust through Transparency” is the theme of Info Summit 2020. It will be a series of online Microsoft Teams meetings capped at 250 participants each, held over lunch. Registrants will be able to join, hear brief presentations, and our moderators will facilitate questions from attendees. We have some great speakers and panels in the queue, with more to be announced in the weeks ahead. 

Starting today you’ll be able to register to participate in: 

Transparency and privacy during COVID – September 30th  

BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Michael McEvoy kicks things off. He will be focusing on transparency and privacy in the context of COVID-19 along with recent work at the OIPC. Given the impacts we’ve seen through this global pandemic be sure to sign up for this event quickly.  

Register and view events details here. 

Troubling Clouds – October 1st  

FIPA’s latest report is titled: Troubling Clouds: Gaps affecting privacy protection in British Columbia’s K-12 education system. This meeting is a virtual face to face with report author Matthew A. J. Levine as he details his findings and recommendations that impact anyone in K-12. The report exposes that whether in the classroom or online BCs patchwork approach impacts the privacy of kids, educator and parents in the system. 

Register and view events details here. 

Learn more about the released report here. 


You will need to register through Eventbrite to guarantee your space. Our first event with the Commissioner is free. Each subsequent meeting will have a flat registration fee of $30.  

Information Summit only happens through generous contributions of time and money from people and organizations. FIPA would like to thank all those whose support helps us deliver quality programming focused on your data and your rights.  

Contact: 
Jason Woywada, Executive Director 
BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association 
(E): jason@fipa.bc.ca 
(T): 604-739-9788 


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2020 Information Summit: Trust through Transparency presents “Troubling Clouds”

FIPA’s latest report is titled: Troubling Clouds: Gaps affecting privacy protection in British Columbia’s K-12 education system. This meeting is a virtual face to face with report author Matthew A. J. Levine as he details his findings and recommendations that impact anyone in K-12. The report exposes that whether in the classroom or online BC’s patchwork approach impacts the privacy of kids, educator and parents in the system. 

Date & Time:
October 1, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (check-in at 11:30 AM)
Platform:
The event will be held via Microsoft Teams. More information will be sent upon registration.
Tickets:
$30

This project was initiated in 2018 through the Law Foundation and included extensive legal research from author Matthew A.J. Levine. Mr. Levine will make a brief presentation on the following topic followed by a facilitated questions and answers. This Microsoft Teams meetings is capped at 250 participants. 

This session will focus on the growing shift towards cloud-based learning management systems (LMS) in B.C.’s K-12 education system.  Mr. Levine will present an overview of his legal research and recommendations. This shift means students, parents, educators and administrators are being forced to face extensive legal implications and impacts to their privacy. For legal and privacy professionals, educators, as well as anyone who has school-aged children, this presentation and facilitated question and answer session is a great opportunity to delve deeper into the findings and implications of this report. 

This event has been accredited by the Law Society of BC for 1.0 Continuing Professional Development credit.

Featuring Matthew A.J. Levine

Matthew A J Levine is a Canadian lawyer. He advises clients in the areas of corporate / commercial agreements, privacy and data protection, and supply chain risk management. His privacy practice includes advising on privacy compliance issues, anti-spam ‎law ‎compliance, and ‎information security breaches as well as privacy impact assessments.

A graduate of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Matthew began his legal career in the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. An active writer, Matthew has previously contributed chapters to academic books published by Oxford UP and Cambridge UP, an online textbook published by Springer, and an expert report commissioned by a large, international civil society organization.


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2020 Information Summit: Trust through Transparency presents “Transparency and Privacy during COVID”

Commissioner Michael McEvoy from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) kicks things off. He will be focusing on transparency and privacy in the context of COVID-19 along with recent work at the OIPC. This Microsoft Teams meetings is capped at 250 participants. Given the impacts we’ve seen through this global pandemic be sure to sign up for this event quickly. 

Date & Time:
September 30, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (check-in at 11:30 AM)
Platform:
The event will be held via Microsoft Teams. More information will be sent upon registration.
Tickets:
This kick-off event is free of charge.

This session will focus on issues of transparency and access to information in the context of COVID-19 and how this global pandemic has altered expectations and practices. Commissioner McEvoy will further touch upon his office’s latest report and recurring themes they’ve identified. For legal and privacy professionals, this presentation and facilitated question and answer session presents a unique opportunity to engage on a topical subject with a leader in the field while undertaking professional development. 

This event has been accredited by the Law Society of BC for 1.0 Continuing Professional Development credit.

Featuring Commissioner Michael McEvoy

Michael McEvoy was appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC by unanimous motion of the Legislative Assembly. He began his six-year term as an independent Officer of the Legislature on April 1, 2018.

Immediately prior to his appointment, Commissioner McEvoy was seconded from his position as Deputy Commissioner at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), a role he had held since 2013, to the Information Commissioner’s Office in the United Kingdom. From September 2017 to March 2018, he helped lead the ICO’s investigation into Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.

Since taking office at the OIPC, the Commissioner has embarked on a series of investigations and programs aimed at strengthening access to information and protection of privacy. In February 2019, he released a ground-breaking investigation report into how BC’s political parties collect and use the personal information of BC voters. One month later, as part of the OIPC’s efforts to educate BC organizations, he launched PrivacyRight, a comprehensive program for the private sector, to help approximately 1 million BC firms, non-profits, doctor’s offices, trade unions, and other organizations understand their obligations under the province’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

The global flow of trade and data requires privacy regulators to work together nationally and globally. A national and international leader in the privacy authority community, Commissioner McEvoy heads the OIPC role of Secretariat for the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), a forum for privacy and data protection regulators in the Asia Pacific region.

Commissioner McEvoy began his career at the OIPC in 2007, authoring more than 50 rulings under provincial access and privacy law. He was a public school trustee for 12 years, a role that included two terms as President of the British Columbia School Trustees’ Association and one as President of the Canadian School Boards’ Association. He also served on numerous committees of the Greater Victoria United Way and chaired its 2009 campaign.

Commissioner McEvoy obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1985 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1980 from the University of Winnipeg. He has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1986. He is married with two daughters and is a charter member of the Victoria Grey Leafs’ old-timer hockey team.


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