Privacy Law Conference 2019 

Apr. 11, 2019
Vancouver BC

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.

Presented by the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch in partnership with the
CBABC Freedom of Information & Privacy Law Section and the BC Privacy Professionals.


Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
See Full Agenda Below
Location: Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Conference Centre
1100 Granville St, Vancouver BC
Keynote: Jeannette Van Den Bulk, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Adjudication and Audit
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia


$350.00 for CBA Members (+GST)
$600.00 for Non-CBA Members (+GST)

*Become a member within 30 business days of this conference, and receive a refund for your difference in the registration fees for members and non-members.

NON-CBA Member Registration
*If you are a non-CBA member, you may fill out the attached PDF Registration Form.


5.50 Hours
Attendance at this conference will provide you with 2 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.

*Final CPD Hours accreditation to be determined after the conference.

April 11, 2019

8:00am - 9:00am  |  Registration/Check-In & Breakfast

9:00am - 9:05am  |  Welcome Address

9:05am - 10:00am |  Privacy and Health
Our speakers will discuss key privacy issues in the health sector, with reference to health specific privacy legislation in other provinces and implications for BC.

Sukhy Sidhu
, Ministry of Health, Dawn Lake, Corporate Director, Information Access & Privacy at Provincial Health Services
Moderated by Alexis Kerr, Fraser Health Authority

10:00am-11:00am |  Big Data and Privacy
What is big data anyways? What to fear and what to cheer?  Our speakers will discuss management of big data and analytics as well as social media in the context of an ever heightened sensitivity to “big data” and its impact on private life.

Angus Chan
, Hootsuite, Alexis Kerr, Fraser Health Authority, Bradley Freedman, Borden Ladner Gervais
Moderated by Lynn Khng WorkSafe BC

11:00am-11:15am   |  Morning Networking
This is an excellent opportunity for members of the legal community to meet, network, and make new connections. This opportunity will surely include lots of great conversation with professional colleagues that you know of, but may not have had a chance to meet.

11:15am-12:10pm   |  Public Bodies and Privacy Pickles
Our speakers will provide boots on the ground guidance to managing the privacy issues that are unique to public bodies.

Scott Blackford
, TRU, Nicola Linton, ICBC and and Barbara Van Fraassen, City of Vancouver
Moderated by Keri Bennett, RoperGreyell LLP


12:10pm-12:30pm   |  Lunch
Grab lunch and get settled in as Jeannette Van Den Bulk, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Adjudication and Audit, prepares for her keynote address.

12:30pm-1:20pm   |  KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Jeannette Van Den Bulk
, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Adjudication and Audit, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia


1:30pm-2:30pm |  Legalization of Marijuana and Privacy Impacts
Our speakers will discuss how the legalization of marijuana intersects with privacy rights and obligations in the criminal and labour and employment context. 

Robert Laurie
, AD Lucem Law Corporation and Jordan Michaux, Roper Greyell LLP
Moderated by Ritchie Po, WorkSafe BC

2:30pm-2:45pm   |  Mid-Afternoon Networking
Missed a connection this morning? This second networking session will give you an opportunity to strecth and relax and meet others at the conference you have yet to introduce yourself to.

2:45pm-3:45pm |  Here, There and Everywhere: Significant Developments in Privacy Law at Home and Abroad
Our speakers will discuss recent significant local and international privacy developments and their impact on B.C.

Suzanne Kennedy, Harris & Company and Tamara Hunter, DLA Piper
Moderated by Ryan Berger, Lawson Lundell LLP

3:45pm-4:00pm |  Closing Remarks

Cancellation Policy
Once payment has been processed there will be no refund issued. To cancel your attendance, please contact the PD Department at No refunds will be issued to non-attendees.

Accessibility & Inclusiveness
The CBABC provides access to Section activities for all members. The facilities for this meeting may be wheelchair accessible. For information about accessible parking or to communicate your request for other accommodation you require, please contact CBABC PD at

We also welcome your suggestions for enhancing the inclusiveness of our activities.

Conference Materials/Handouts
All materials will be delivered electronically one day prior to the course date.

Participant Disclaimer - This is to confirm that you have agreed with the following terms and conditions:
All materials related to this course are for the sole use of the above said registrant, which may not be copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, translated, distributed, shared, modified, made available on a network or other website, used to create derivative works, or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever without the prior express written permission of the Canadian Bar Association.


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