Smart Technology Privacy Summit September 27, 2018

Join data privacy thought leaders to discuss the profound immediate and future implications — and unintended consequences — of Artificial Intelligence technologies used in Smart Devices, Smart Cities, and Smart Vehicles.
By: Privacy and Access Council of Canada
TORONTO - Sept. 18, 2018 - PRLog -- Recent events have illuminated how companies and governments harvest and use personal information. Artificial Intelligence used in Smart Devices, Smart Cities, and Smart Vehiclesis a big part of that trend, gathering significant amounts of personal information, often without the knowledge or consent of the individual.

As Smart Technologies grow in popularity — at home and at work— Canadians are increasingly concerned about these Big Data practices and how they affect personal privacy, data security, Canada's digital economy, and trust in government and industry.

The Privacy and Access Council of Canada is proud to once again host a summit to raise awareness about privacy and access rights and responsibilities surrounding Smart Devices, Smart Cities, and Smart Vehicles.

Summit speakers — including Dr Ann Cavoukian, Bianca Wylie, Adam Kardash, and John P. Beardwood and other data privacy governance leaders from organizations including Infrastructure Canada, City of Toronto, SecureKey and Deloitte — will explore the impact and unintended consequences that Facial Recognition, Smart Cities, Intelligent Vehicles and other Artificial Intelligence technologies have on personal and corporate rights and responsibilities.

"Corporations and governments are now using artificial intelligence embedded in smart monitoring technologiesthat promise greater safety, security, and economic gain.Smart Technologies also have profound implications and hidden risks for privacy and access-to-information rights and responsibilities."

Sharon Polsky, MAPP, President, Privacy and Access Council of Canada

"Smart technology is making our lives more convenient and efficient every day. But there's still a lot of questions about how user data is being managed and who is responsible for protecting it. This Summit was created to help companies understand their legal obligations, the potential risk of not designing with privacy in mind, and how to best prepare for the future."

Ivan Tsarynny, CEO, Feroot Inc.

The Smart Technology Privacy Summit is one of a series of Sunshine Summits hosted by the Privacy and Access Council of Canada in celebration of International Right to Know Day.

About the Privacy & Access Council of Canada

The Privacy and Access Council of Canada ( is the voice of privacy and access in Canada. PACC is an independent non-profit, non-partisan, non‑governmental national association that represents privacy and access professionals in the private and public sectors across Canada. PACC is the certifying body for access and privacy professionals, representing leadership and excellence in information privacy, access to information, and data governance. PACC also engages in outreach efforts to advance awareness about access to information and data privacy in Canada. Additional information about the organization is available at

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