Summary of Meetings: Freedom of Information & Privacy
Number of Meetings Held:3
November 27, 2020
Registration Count: 137
Guest Speaker: Michael McEvoy, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
Meeting Title/Topic: Privacy Commissioner News and Views
Synopsis: In this presentation, BC`s Information and Privacy Commissioner Michael McEvoy discussed his office’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and shared his views on its impact on privacy and access to information. Commissioner McEvoy also shared highlights from his office’s recent work, as well as the challenges, opportunities, and priorities for the OIPC in the coming year.
May 17, 2021
Registration Count: 109
Guest Speaker: Julie Facchin, Dentons (Vancouver) Elisa Henry, BLG (Montreal) Batya F. Forsyth, Hanson Bridgett LLP (San Francisco)
Meeting Title/Topic: Keeping Apace - Privacy Law Developments Outside of British Columbia
Synopsis: This Section meeting discussed the federal Bill C-11, Quebec Bill 64, and the California Privacy Rights Act.
June 22, 2021
Registration Count: 70
Guest Speaker: Sukhy Sidhu, Senior Director, Privacy, Policy and Legislation at the Ministry of Health Suzanne Kennedy, Harris & Company Keri Bennett, Roper Greyell LLP (Moderator)
Meeting Title/Topic: Expert Update - Lessons Learned from the Pandemic or Managing Tricky Privacy, Access and Health Issues in the Context of COVID-19
Synopsis: Our speakers discussed critical legal updates at the intersection of privacy, access to information and health.