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
CALGARY, Alberta - March 17, 2016 - PRLog -- Genetic discrimination and the unintended consequences of genetic discovery will be among the hot topics at this year's National Privacy & Data Governance Congress - March 30-April 1 in Calgary.

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 (

"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

Media Contact
Sharon Polsky
Email:*** Email Verified
Tags:Genetics, Privacy, Telematics
Location:Calgary - Alberta - Canada
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse

Like PRLog?
Click to Share