IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium

May 15, 8:30am - May 18, 3:15pm, EDT

InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel
225 Front Street West
Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 2X3
Phone: +1 416.597.1400
Fax: +1 416.597.8128
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Non-member Price: 
$1 545.00
Member Price: 
$1 295.00
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With so many critical privacy issues facing you this year and so much uncertainty on the international horizon, Symposium could not be happening at a better time. We’re thrilled to join our fellow privacy pros in Toronto for the 10th Annual Canada Privacy Symposium, and our lineup promises to deliver.

You'll find:

  • The leading experts in Canadian privacy
  • More intensive sessions, tackling the issues you’re facing today
  • Countless ways to earn continuing education credits and bolster your credential
  • New networking opportunities
  • Our first French-language session
  • And back by popular demand: The Commissioners’ Game Show!

Don’t miss the premier event in Canadian privacy! With sold-out attendance for the last four years, and a superior program in store, seats will go fast. Secure yours today!

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Stellar Keynotes



Daniel Therrien

Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada


Commissioners' Game Show


Moderator: Kris Klein, CIPM, CIPP/C

Managing Director, IAPP Canada; Partner, nNovation


Jill Clayton

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta


Drew McArthur, CIPP/C

Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia


Daniel Therrien

Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada


Catherine Tully

Information and Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Nova Scotia

The Commissioners’ Game Show returns! That’s right; once again, IAPP Managing Director Kris Klein will grill Canada’s most knowledgeable privacy commissioners about the big issues of our day. Who’ll come out on top? Join us and find out!


Top-Notch Networking

Canada’s privacy people are the best, that’s what makes the Symposium’s networking opportunities so special. Check the schedule and don’t miss out!


Can’t-Miss Sessions

PIPEDA Sneak Peek

A tradition at the IAPP Canada Symposium, the Sneak Peek is back by popular demand! In this session, senior staff members of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada offer the Canadian privacy community a unique “sneak peek” behind the curtain at some of the key activities they currently have underway and of interest to CPOs.

Three Regulators, One Big Privacy Issue: Tackling the Rouge Valley Hospital Privacy Breach

In 2014, news broke regarding allegations that employees at the Rouge Valley Hospital had been selling lists of new mothers to private sector RESP reps. Jurisdiction bingo, anyone? The matter was effectively addressed through three varied, but complementary angles, by three separate regulators. Come join representatives of each authority to hear about their investigations, outcomes and the synergies resulting from addressing a privacy issue from three divergent angles.

Living with CASL: Businesses Take Stock

This session will review some of the challenges faced by businesses in trying to market products and services in compliance with the CASL regulatory framework. Using data derived from surveys and recent focus groups conducted with Canadian marketers, we will discuss some of the main issues with which businesses have had to struggle, and the solutions that some have employed.

Data Retention Is a Team Sport: How to Get It Right

In April 2016, hackers leaked 4.8 million emails, 2.2 million PDF files, 1.1 million images and more from Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. Amidst the backlash, weak data retention emerged as the culprit. In this session, the speaker will help attendees create and enforce a data retention program, including how to use the concept of data lifecycle management to shape data retention policies.

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