Summit Agenda

Morning Session

8:30-8:50

Registration

8:50-9:00

Opening Remarks

Richard Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science at UBC, and 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

Innovation vs Transparency?

Speakers

  • Marika Albert, Research and Development Officer, Community Social Planning Council
  • David Hume, Executive Director for Citizen Engagement, B.C. Ministry of Citizen Services
  • Herb Lainchbury, Founder, OpenDataBC.ca

Moderator

  • Carla Graebner, Data Curator and Digital Preservation Project Manager; W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

Break (10:45-11:00)

11:00–12:15
Panel Session

John Doe: What does the SCC decision mean for policy advice?

Speakers

  • Catherine Boies Parker, Associate Counsel, Farris Law
  • Brent Olthuis, Partner, Hunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver
  • John Tuck, Barrister and Solicitor, BC Ministry of Attorney General

Moderator

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

Buffet Lunch (12:15–1:15)

1:15-2:00

Keynote Address

Carmen Cheung, Senior Counsel, BC Civil Liberties Association

2:00-3:15

Panel Session

Information Control: Whistleblowing and Gag Laws

Speakers

  • Sylvie Therrien, Former Integrity Services Investigator for Employment Insurance, 2014 Golden Whistle Award winner
  • Dermod Travis, Executive Director, Integrity BC
  • Jon Woodward, Reporter, CTV News Vancouver
  • Bradley Weldon, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC

Moderator

  • Gwen Barlee, Policy Director, Wilderness Committee

Break (3:15-3:30)

3:30-4:45

Panel Session

Privacy on the front lines: What changes to PIPA do you need?

Speakers

  • Larry Kuehn, Director of Research and Technology, British Columbia Teachers' Federation
  • Cynthia Fraser, Training Coordinator, BC Society of Transition Houses and Founder of Safety Net Canada
  • Dawn Wattie, President/CEO, Dawn Wattie Law Corporation
  • Rob Wipond, Investigative Journalist

Moderator

  • Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association

4:45-5:00

Closing Remarks

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