Mark Goldberg

The Canadian Telecom Summit

Fox Group Dispatch

Security and Privacy: a delicate tension

There is a delicate tension involved in balancing personal privacy interests and public security interests.

At The 2018 Canadian Telecom Summit [June 4-6 • Toronto], we will be exploring these issues with a panel, “Cyber Security: Securing your data, protecting your privacy.” The panel will be moderated by Chris Anderson, Principal of Castlekeep Inc. (a consulting firm that provides Information Technology risk, control and security advisory services to its clients).

Joining Chris will be:

  • Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University;
  • Deborah Evans, Associate Chief Privacy Officer at Rogers Communications;
  • Sean Forkan, Vice President and Country Manager (Canada) for VMware; and,
  • Carey Frey, VP, Telus Security and CSO at TELUS.

In an opinion piece published last week in the Globe and Mail, Ann Cavoukian wrote “Privacy controls must be placed back into the hands of the individual.” In it, she calls for technologists to develop technologies that will preserve our privacy.

In a world where personal information may increasingly be transmitted and used in multiple locations simultaneously, protecting data privacy may be possible only if the information itself becomes intelligent and capable of making appropriate decisions about its release, on behalf of the data subject.

What are the custodial roles of the obvious and not so obvious players for security, transparency, trust? What is the role for regulators? What penalties should exist for failures?

What would you like to see discussed?

In addition to this panel, The 2018 Canadian Telecom Summit is featuring sessions devoted to:

  • The Evolution of Emergency Communications: NG-911, Wireless Public Alerts;
  • Customer Experience Management;
  • The 5G journey: IoT, connected cars, mobile video and more;
  • Network Innovation & Service Delivery: Transforming networks & applications for nexgen services;
  • Cultivating an Innovation Economy;
  • Artificial Intelligence: Should we embrace or fear what’s coming; and,
  • Regulatory Blockbuster

Lawyers should note that the time spent attending substantive sessions at The Canadian Telecom Summit can be claimed as “Substantive Hours” toward the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

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