October 8th, 2003 - Privacy Super Session


When: October 8, 2003 (Wednesday) from 2PM to 6PM
Where: Fletcher Challenge Theatre - Room 1900
SFU Harbour Center, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: FREE
RSVP: (space is limited)

Part I – BC’s Pending Privacy Legislation and What Companies Need To Do
Presenter: David Loukidelis, Information & Privacy Commissioner, BC

David Loukidelis was appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia in August of 1999. An independent officer of the Legislature, he is responsible for enforcement of British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. He has issued well over 200 access rulings, has conducted many privacy investigations, and frequently comments on the access and privacy implications of proposed laws and policies. David has law degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Oxford, as well as a Master of Arts degree in medieval studies from the University of Edinburgh. He served as a law clerk to Madame Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada. Outline: Private Sector Privacy Legislation is coming to BC in January 2004. Bill 38 is in final review and if passed will become law on January 1, 2004. The Information & Privacy Commissioner for BC will oversee and enforce the new law. What will this mean to BC businesses? How can we be prepared for this new legislation? What will this mean to security professionals?

Part II: Drew McArthur will discuss the impacts of upcoming legislation and linkages between privacy and security with special emphasis on content versus containers.
Presenter: Drew McArthur, V.P. and Chief Privacy Officer, TELUS

Part III - Panel Discussion – Privacy and Security, is there a conflict?

Drew McArthur, V.P. and Chief Privacy Officer, TELUS
Darrell Evans, Executive Director, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA)
Stephen Thatcher, Lawyer
Susan Johnson, APSGroup

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Panelist Bios:

Drew McArthur
With over 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry, Drew has been involved in many aspects of the business, including network operations, customer service and marketing. Drew has also been in charge of many major projects, including leading the team that prepared TELUS for compliance with Canada's private sector privacy legislation. He is also the individual at TELUS accountable for its ongoing management of customer and employee personal information. With several years of practical experience in dealing with customer and employee privacy issues, Drew is well positioned to provide insights into the challenges of balancing business requirements with the obligations to protect privacy and security in an increasingly complex global marketplace.

Darrell P.W. Evans
Darrell Evans is the founder of the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA), was President of the organization for three years, and is currently the Executive Director. He is a frequent public speaker on freedom of information, privacy and other information policy issues. Prior to founding FIPA in 1990, Darrell spent most of his professional life in the areas of marketing communications and public relations. He spent 15 years in these fields, serving corporations, non- profit groups and trade unions. In 1986, Mr. Evans turned his attention almost exclusively to public interest advocacy work.

Stephen Thatcher, B.A., LL.B.
Stephen Thatcher was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1990 and maintains a part time law practice. His special interest throughout law school was – and remains - the interface of technology and the law. In his practice, Stephen advises and lectures on a diversity of law and technology issues including compliance with legislated personal information privacy regimes in both the public and private sectors. His clients include business organizations with national and international data flow issues. He also provides litigation support to technical and legal professionals in relation to search and seizure of digital evidence in regulatory and criminal investigations and electronic media discovery in civil proceedings.

Susan Johnson, C.A., CISSP
Susan Johnson has more than 25 years of management and consulting experience in business and information technology, in a variety of industries including banking, telecom, public sector, and transportation, in Canada and internationally. A strong focus is on security and privacy consulting, including the identification, assessment and management of business risk. Privacy management objectives go beyond regulatory compliance, and aim to improve customer relationships through progressive corporate policy, business practices and security of customer information. Susan brings in depth experience in IT strategy and architecture, systems development methodologies, business process redesign, financial management and auditing.