Sunshine Summits to Explore the Future of Access to Information in Canada

The Privacy & Access Council of Canada (PACC) invites the public to explore the Future of Access to Information in Canada at Sunshine Summits in TORONTO, WATERLOO and CALGARY.
By: Privacy & Access Council of Canada
TORONTO - Sept. 15, 2014 - PRLog -- In honour of International Right to Know Day, the Privacy & Access Council of Canada (www.PACC‑ is sponsoring Sunshine Summits at post-secondary campuses in Toronto ON, Waterloo ON and Calgary AB. Sunshine Summits are an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to discuss the future of access-to-information in Canada with Information and Privacy Commissioners of Alberta and Ontario and other experts.

“Today’s students are tomorrow’s lawmakers, journalists, technologists, consumers and voters, and it’s important that they understand the value of exercizing their right to access information held by governments and organizations,” said Sharon Polsky, PACC President. “Access to information is an essential feature of government accountability and our democratic freedoms."

PACC is proud to have the support and participation of Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Executive Director of the Privacy & Big Data Institute, Ontario's Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish, and Alberta Information & Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton at Sunshine Summits in:

Toronto, Ontario — September 22, 2014

Waterloo, Ontario — September 23, 2014

Calgary, Alberta — September 24, 2014

Sunshine Summits include discussions and special presentations featuring speakers from the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Mount Royal University, Ryerson University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brock University, University of Calgary, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, Websense, Halton Regional Police, Hamilton Police Service, Toronto Star, Blacklocks Reporter, Privacy & Big Data Institute, and other important organizations.

First celebrated on 28 September 2003, Right to Know Day was established by access to information advocates from around the globe.

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