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Canadians’ Privacy in the Time of COVID-19

Date
May 19, 2020
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location
Virtual
Contact
cybersecurecatalyst@ryerson.ca
Website
https://www.cybersecurepolicy.ca/

There are growing calls for the adoption of technology and surveillance methods by governments around the world with the aim to control and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Privacy regulators are responding that, despite these extraordinary times and the need for flexibility, privacy laws and other protections still apply.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) recently released a new framework containing key privacy principles to assess initiatives in response to COVID-19 urging all organizations subject to federal privacy laws to understand their obligations during the pandemic.

Join us for a lively discussion with the OPC’s Deputy Commissioner of Policy and Promotion, Gregory Smolynec, about how COVID-19 raises challenges for Canadians’ individual and collective privacy, and how we can preserve digital privacy and security in this unprecedented time.