Summit Agenda

8:30-8:50

Registration

8:50-9:00

Opening Remarks:

Richard Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science at UBC & President of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

9:00-9:30

Keynote Address:

Elizabeth Denham, BC Information and Privacy Commissioner

9:30–10:45
Panel Session

Open Data Report Card: How’s it Working for You?

Speakers:

  • Herb Lainchbury, Founder of OpenDataBC.ca
  • Marika Albert, Research and Development Officer, Community Social Planning Council
  • David Wrate, Director, Design Strategy for the Ministry of Labour, Citizen Services and Open Government

Moderator:

  • Monica Muller, Legal Counsel on Information Access for Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Break (10:45-11:00)

11:00–12:15
Panel Session

Freedom of Information and Government 2.0: Problems and Solutions

Speakers:

  • Gwen Barlee, Policy Director, The Wilderness Committee
  • Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun investigative reporter, specializing in FOI requests and data journalism
  • Mike Larsen, Professor of Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and co-editor of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons

Moderator:

  • Murray Rankin, QC; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Victoria; former special advisor on the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Buffet Lunch (12:15–1:15)

1:15-2:00

Keynote Address:

Colin Bennett, Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria; Surveillance and privacy researcher; Member of the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s External Advisory Board.

2:00-3:15

Panel Session

Caring and Sharing? Data Flows and Linkages Under Government 2.0

Speakers:

  • Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association
  • Kate Milberry, Social media expert; PhD from Simon Fraser University; surveillance, privacy, and social movement researcher
  • Colin Bennett, privacy and surveillance researcher, University of Victoria Political Science

Moderator

  • Vincent Gogolek, Executive Director, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

BREAK (3:15-3:30)

3:30-4:45

Panel Session

Information Law & Government 2.0: Changes to the FIPPA

Speakers:

  • Sara Levine, Lawyer, Alliance Lex- An Association of Legal Professionals
  • Alexis Kerr, Director of Legal Services and General Legal Counsel, Fraser Health Authority
  • Bill Trott, Manager, Privacy, Access and Policy, University of Victoria

Moderator:

  • Darrell Evans, Founder & former President, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

4:45-5:00

Closing Remarks:

Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada