2020 BC Information Summit
Trust through Transparency

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.

Held over lunch, this series of online Microsoft Teams meetings is capped at 250 participants each. 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. Our first event with the Commissioner is free. Each subsequent meeting will have a flat registration fee of $30. Check back here for updates in the weeks ahead.


Event 1 – Transparency and Privacy During COVID

When: September 30, 2020

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. Given the impacts we’ve seen through this global pandemic be sure to sign up for this event quickly.

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

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Event 2 – Troubling Clouds

When: October 1, 2020

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.

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

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Event 3 – Trust through Transparency

When: October 15, 2020

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.

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

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