Lunch & Learn – PrivaSecTech Thu, 16 Apr 2020 18:14:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Canadian Privacy iAMA Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:18:00 +0000 Continue reading Canadian Privacy iAMA]]> EDIT: Click here for the Live Reddit iAMA link. For details, read below.

PrivaSecTech is bringing together some of Canada’s top privacy professionals for a Reddit iAMA. On Friday May 1st from 15:00-19:00 ET / 12:00-16:00 PT we’ll be on hand to answer all of your privacy related questions. We are hoping you have some interesting legal, policy, and technical questions as they apply to yourself as a Canadian, or your organization.

The Team:

Kris Constable – Senior Advisor & Consulting Privacy Officer – PrivaSecTech. Kris provides advice, training, and audits organizations that prioritize on the privacy of their users. Twitter: @cqwww

Andrew Clement is a professor in the faculty of Information, University of Toronto researching surveillance and privacy.  He leads the internet surveillance mapping project and recently initiated the Snowden Surveillance Archive.

John Wunderlich is an independent privacy consultant and researcher you can follow on Twitter @PrivacyCDN or find at

Sara Levine practices privacy, freedom of information and health law, serving clients in the business, regulatory, non-profit, education and health sectors. Sara is committed to public education around privacy and freedom of information issues, and regularly speaks to groups interested in privacy rights and obligations in BC.

David T.S. Fraser is a Canadian privacy lawyer who is a partner with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.

Micheal VonnPolicy Director for the BC Civil Liberties Association, a specialist in privacy, national security, policing, surveillance and free speech.

We hope you join us for our first @reddit_AMA on Friday May 1st at 12 noon PT | 3pm ET here: . You will need an account on Reddit to participate.

In the interim, check out r/privacy and newly formed r/privacylaw.

What information can my organization collect from a person under BC PIPA? Mon, 13 May 2013 23:23:34 +0000 Continue reading What information can my organization collect from a person under BC PIPA?]]> If you’ve ever wondered, “What information can my organization collect from a person according to British Columbia’s Personal Information and Protection Act privacy law?” don’t miss the second event in the Lunch and Learn series, May 22. I’ll be hosting a free online video conferencing event to talk about PIPA’s consent section, and we’ll finish with a Q&A.

The presentation will be an estimated 20 minutes, with at least 10 minutes available to answer any questions you have on B.C’s consent requirements. Feel free to join, and drop off the call at your convenience.

A few of the questions I’ve been asked already:

  • Can I collect email addresses from business cards to add to an email list?
  • Do I need the person’s consent to subscribe them to my newsletter?
  • Is verbal consent the same as written consent as digital/online consent?

If you’re interested in joining us, sign up here. If you have any questions in advance about consent and BC PIPA, let me know and I’ll add them to the above list.

You can find out if BC PIPA applies to you by reviewing the slides from the last presentation.

I’m also looking for future topic ideas, so let me know if you have any!

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