7 Must-Attend Events at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019

7 Must Attend Events for CPS19

Hard to believe we're already half way through IAPP's Canada Privacy Symposium 2019 (#CPS19)! This year the conference is exploring the fundamental challenges of deriving value from personal data while protecting individual rights. So far we've been hearing advice on breach responses, privacy/data security synergy, data localization, anonymization, vendor management, as well as policy developments that will influence privacy practice.

Tomorrow our very own CEO, Ivan Tsarynny, will be amongst the many incredible speakers at #CPS19. In our session "Oh No My Car Leaks Data, Now What?" with Privacy4Cars and Deloitte Canada, we will shed light on the hidden data collection practices and privacy risks in modern vehicles, plus show findings on what is happening in other industries in terms of unauthorized third-party data collection. 

Of course there are many amazing learning opportunities at the Canada Privacy Symposium 2019. Below are a few of our top picks!


7 Must-Attend Events at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium Conference 2019


1. Advancing Accountability:  From Theory to Sound Privacy Frameworks & Operations

Thursday, May 23, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Speakers: Martin Abrams (Information Accountability Foundation);  Adam Kardash (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP), Della Shea, CIPP/C (Symcor) Scott Taylor, CIPP/US, (Merck & Co.)

We think this session will really get to the heart of the matter by providing guidance on how to build an ethical framework that unleashes innovation and develops trust. Plus, speakers will be providing strategies for engaging internal and external stakeholders — something we've heard is a big challenge for privacy and compliance officers these days.


2. The Last Jedi: Why the Future of Privacy Belongs to Canada

Thursday, May 23, 12:00 PM 
Speakers: Peter Kosmala, CIPP/US, Darren Abernethy CIPP/A, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, PLS (TrustArc), Mathilde Fiquet, CIPP/E (The Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing),  Cristina Onosé, CIPP/C, CIPM, (PwC)

What constitutes the best solution for regulatory compliance and practical approaches to data protection? Is GDPR too much? Is CCPA too little? Can Canada be a model of New Hope to meet the challenges of tomorrow? We can hardly wait to see what this talented and highly knowledgeable panel has to say on the subject matter. Plus, we're excited to see our friend Peter Kosmala moderating this important discussion!


3. Doing Privacy in a Social Media World 

Thursday, May 23, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Jennifer Ma, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPT, FIP, Director, Privacy and Product Compliance, Hootsuite

Given the social media landscape, how does an organization engender trust when individuals are becoming more skeptical, distrustful or resigned to data breaches and poor data handling practices? How do you reframe the concepts so that privacy is seen more of a value-add rather than another compliance step that slows down the business? If you're in tech, we think HootSuite has nailed some of the harder issues facing privacy pros today and we're looking forward to hearing their tips for making privacy a value-add.


4. The Commissioner's Game Show

Thursday, May 23, 4:45 - 5:45 PM
Moderator: Kris Klein, CIPP/C, Managing Director, Canada, IAPP; Partner, nNovation

We love that IAPP brought back this fun, lively hour. Thoroughly entertaining and informative, watch as this years' Team Commissioners and Team Past Commissioners go head-to-head on the big privacy issues of our day. We're taking bets on who will win! 

5. Soiree at Steam Whistle Brewery + After Hours Party at the Rec Room

Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, After-hours party is 8:00 PM at the Rec Room, Upper Hall

It's party time! Start off the evening with some local microbrews at Steam Whistle Brewing and then keep the networking going next door at the Rec Room. The After Hours party is sponsored by Nymity, Equifax & Radar. RSVP required and we're going!


6. Managing Your Blind Spots: Addressing Privacy and Security in Vendor Management

Friday, May 24,  2:15-3:15 PM
Speakers:  Susie Hendrie, CIPP/C (Rogers), Maria Koslunova, CIPP/C, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP (PwC)

This session aims to address the risks that data controllers are facing when engaging vendors for data processing activities. As third-party hacks, breaches and vulnerabilities become more and more of a high risk area, we're very interested in learning how to address this kind of risk from the onset.


7. Oh No My Car Leaks Data, Now What?! The Privacy Risks of Modern Vehicles

Friday, May 24, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Andrea Amico (Privacy4Cars), Noemi Chanda (Deloitte), Ivan Tsarynny (Feroot Privacy)

Yes, okay...this is our session, but it's also an area that is not well covered or known about. If you're curious to know how data is leaked and/or potentially accessed in modern vehicles this session is for you. Keep in mind, we're not referring to the future of connected cars we're talking about cars today! Plus, by attending our session you'll get an exclusive sneak peak into our Hidden Data Collection Report  — to be released very soon! 



While there are many learning opportunities at IAPP's Canada Privacy Symposium 2019, we think these are some of the top sessions and must-attend events. Check out the full schedule for all available sessions and we hope to meet some of you at the day-time or evening networking events. A big shout out to all the speakers this year and thank you to @PrivacyPros for once again putting together another fantastic Canada Privacy Symposium. Happy #CPS19 everyone!


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Lori Smith
Lori is marketing lead at Feroot Privacy

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