Tuesday, November 25, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Telus Centre, Room 150, University of Alberta, Edmonton
*Live Webcast Streaming: link TBA*
In her presentation "Followed," Dr. Cindy Blackstock will speak about the implications and impact of having her privacy breached by Federal officials. What was the purpose and reasons behind the extraordinary effort undertaken by Federal officials to monitor and gather information on Dr. Blackstock? This incredible story of one person will shock and surprise practitioners in the information rights community. This situation will give pause for thought and reflection about the value of privacy in a free and democratic society, and the implications for others working towards equity and human rights for everyone in Canada.
Dr. Blackstock's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion involving Jill Clayton, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta and Mary Marshall, Health Privacy Law expert and former Alberta Health Advocate. These two panel speakers will discuss social trends and privacy breaches that impact the rights of citizens to have their privacy protected.
Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and join in a discussion about privacy, fundamental human rights and the elements of our society that are important for maintaining a healthy civil society and democracy.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS OPEN PUBLIC EVENT. No registration required.
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