Genetic Discrimination to be Examined at the Most Anticipated Data Privacy Event in Calgary
Join Senator James Cowan, New York Times award winning author Edwin Black, industry experts and Privacy Commissioners from across Canada for the most anticipated data privacy event in Calgary.
By: Privacy & Access Council of Canada
Keynote speakers include Senator James Cowan, sponsor of Bill S-201 to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination in Canada, and award-winning author Edwin Black (edwinblack.com)
"Personalized medicine and genetic discovery promise great benefits and savings," says Sharon Polsky, president of the Privacy and Access Council of Canada, "but the potential privacy implications and human rights violations are staggering."
Industry and regulatory experts will explore privacy issues that we now face from DNA, connected cars, apps and data brokers. As Ms Polsky says, "the convenience of new technologies is enticing, but few people consider the cost of that convenience. Congress speakers will explore direct and unintended consequences of emerging technologies."
The speaker lineup includes Privacy Commissioners, industry experts, and information governance leaders from a cross-section of top law firms and companies within the medical, transportation, education and insurance industries.
Congress topics will be of interest to privacy, compliance and human resources professionals, city planners, lawyers and others interested in taking a practical approach to exploring the intersection of privacy, law, technology and governance.
The agenda and distinguished speaker roster are at https://www.pacc-