CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium 

Oct. 28-29, 2016
Ottawa ON

Fairmont Chateau Laurier  | Ottawa, ON 


Changes happening in US and European privacy law have significant implications for Canadians. So do recent changes in Canadian privacy laws, including new breach notification requirements and recent developments in anti-spam laws. These changes present formidable challenges for Canadian businesses, regulators, legislators and citizens. There are also significant developments in access to information across the country, with legislators reviewing several statutes and calls for modernization of access growing increasingly loud.

The CBA Access to Information and Privacy Symposium will address all these developments and discuss solutions for key compliance challenges. You'll hear from Canadian and international experts and regulators covering a wide range of topical access and privacy issues, including:

  • Update from provincial and federal regulators on their areas of focus and the way forward
  • EU's new General Data Protection Regulation and what it means for Canadian businesses
  • The US Privacy Shield and its implications for Canadian businesses
  • Are tokenization and encryption silver bullets or not: privacy-enhancing technologies and their limits
  • Update on how provincial privacy laws affect businesses and consumers
  • A status report on how health privacy laws affect individuals and organizations in both sectors
  • Status of federal breach notification rules and practical implications
  • Update on class action developments flowing from privacy breaches: are these spreading across Canada?
  • The European right to be forgotten: will it find a foothold in Canada?
  • Duty to document: should the public interest in openness lead to significant new duties to document actions and decisions?
  • What should access to information look like as we move further into the electronic world?

These are only some of the challenges that organizations are struggling to keep up with. Lawyers who can help them stay current, avoid litigation, and protect their customers’ information will always be in demand. Stay ahead of the curve and join us for the CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium. We hope to see you there!



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Conference Rates

$700.00 + taxes: CBA Members
$395.00 + taxes: CBA Student Members
$790.00 + taxes: Government Registrants
$875.00 + taxes: Non-Members


Meeting Venue

Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel

1 Rideau St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

(613) 241-1414


Travel + Hotel

To avoid disappointment, reserve your room by contacting the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel

The preferred room rate is available until September 26, 2016 (subject to availability).



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    Karen Sagle
    CBA National Office

    (613) 237-2925 ext. 196


    Conference Agenda

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