Annual Report 2016/2017

  • August 16, 2017

Submitted by CBABC Sections

Summary of Meetings

Number of Meetings Held: 4

October 28, 2016
Guest Speaker: Drew McArthur, Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
Meeting Title/Topic: From Regulated to Regulator
Synopsis: The CBABC Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section invited you to join them for a lunch-hour session with Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner Drew McArthur. The Acting Commissioner talked about his extensive experience dealing with privacy and access issues – first as the former Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer at TELUS, then as a privacy and compliance consultant, and presently, as the Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia.

November 24, 2016
Guest Speakers: Kellen Voyer (Voyer Law Corporation) and Yun Li-Reilly (Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP)
Meeting Title/Topic: Pokemon Go, The Right to be Forgotten, Children's Rights, and Other Cyber Law Issues
Synopsis: Part 1: Advising Augmented and Virtual Reality Companies (Kellen Voyer)
Augmented reality and virtual reality products are increasingly common in the digital marketplace and are challenging legal advisors with novel legal issues, questions and concerns. This presentation discussed the different legal issues facing augmented and virtual reality companies, spanning contract, tort, intellectual property and privacy, and considerations for advising companies in this space.
Part 2: Children and the Internet: Online Reputation and the Right to Be Forgotten (Yun Li-Reilly)
Children and youth constitute a particularly vulnerable group when it comes to online privacy and internet data protection. Recent developments in European law have led to discussions regarding whether the right to be forgotten as a legal principle should be adopted in North America. Yun discussed the implications of the right to be forgotten and freedom of expression in the context of the online privacy of children and youth.

February 27, 2017
Guest Speakers: Sinziana Gutiu, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, and Keri Bennett, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Privacy in 2017: Lessons from the Courts, Regulators and Legislators
Synopsis: The Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section held a lunch-hour session where they discussed the latest legal developments in privacy, including what the courts and regulators said about solicitor-client privilege, implied consent, the retention of metadata, CASL fines and privacy torts (to name a few).

June 29, 2017
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: Year End Meeting
Synopsis: The CBABC FOI & Privacy Section held their year-end meeting. This was an informal gathering to welcome the incoming executive members and say thank you to the members that have served the Section over the past year.

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