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Morning Session
8:30-8:50 Registration
8:50-9:00
Opening Remarks
Richard Rosenberg, President, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
9:00-9:30
Keynote Address
Elizabeth Denham, Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC

9:3010:45
Panel Discussion

Freedom of Information and Privacy: The Legislative Review and the Prospects for Reform

Chair: TBA

Panelists:

  • Ron Cantelon, MLA, Chair, Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act
  • Doug Routley, MLA, Deputy Chair, Special Committee to Review the FOIPP Act
  • David Flaherty, Privacy Consultant, Victoria; former Information and Privacy Commissioner/BC
  • Rob Botterell, Barrister & Solicitor; former Director, Information and Privacy Branch, B.C. Government
  • 10:4511:00 Break
    11:0012:15
    Panel Discussion

    Nothing To See Here: The Barriers to Access and the Future of Freedom of Information

    Chair: Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Assn

    Panelists:
    •  Gwen Barlee, Policy Director, Wilderness Committee
      Jay Loder, Manager, Privacy and Freedom of Information, ICBC
    •  Murray Rankin, QC, Heenan Blaikie LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Victoria; former special advisor on the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act
    •  Chad Skelton, Investigative Reporter, Vancouver Sun

    12:151:15 Buffet Lunch (Provided)


    Afternoon Session
    1:152:00
    Keynote Address

    Elaine McKnight, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health Services (Invited)

    2:002:45
    Address

    Recent Developments in Privacy Law and Data Protection in the UK: Some Lessons for British Columbia

    Benjamin Goold, Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Law

    2:45 3:00 Break
    3:00 4:30
    Roundtable Discussion

    Getting To Know You – BC’s New Era of Services and Surveillance

    Will the BC government’s ambitious plans for information sharing deliver better service for citizens – or an unprecedented regime of surveillance?

    Moderator: David Flaherty, Privacy Consultant, Victoria; former Information and Privacy Commissioner/BC

    Panelists:

  • Tim Agg, Executive Director, PLEA Community Services
  • Prof. Benjamin Goold, UBC Faculty of Law
  • Sara Levine, Lawyer, Alliance Lex - An Association of Legal Professionals
  • Blair Lekstrom, MLA; former Chair, Special Committee to review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (2004) (invited)
  • Helen Morrison, Senior Portfolio Officer, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/BC
  • Murray Rankin, QC, Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Assn
  • 4:30 4:45
    Closing Remarks

    Darrell Evans, Executive Director, Freedom of Information and Privacy Association



    THE BC INFORMATION SUMMIT

    September 29, 2010
    8:30am to 5pm
    The Theatre at UBC Robson Square Campus
    Vancouver, BC

    Ticket prices:
    Early Bird Rates are available until
    September 15, 2010.
    All rates include
    a buffet lunch
    .

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