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Ana Viseu on Thu, 31 Jan 2002 03:22:02 +0100 (CET)

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[nettime-lat] Privacy Lecture Series - Ann Cavoukian, Feb. 11, 2002

[I am very pleased to announce that our next speaker will be Ann Cavoukian, 
Ontario's Privacy Commissioner and one Canada's most widely respected 
privacy advocates. Over the years Ann has argued for a privacy policy that 
is based on the balance between privacy and other rights, rather than on 
absolutism, and that favours working solutions rather than unattainable 
goals.  The theme of the lecture is "Building Privacy Into Technolog". The 
lecture will be held from 4pm to 5,30pm. I am sure this will be an 
interesting, informative and thought provoking lecture. Best. Ana]



Monday, February 11, 2002

140 St. George, Room 728
Faculty of Information Studies (building adjacent to Robarts Library)
University of Toronto

The lectures are free of charge and you do NOT have to register.


In her talk Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Privacy Commissioner, will discuss the 
tragic events of September 11 and how that has affected many people's 
perspective on privacy. She will discuss the need for balance between the 
demands of public safety and need to respect the privacy of rights of 
citizens. The talk will also discuss the implications of recent 
anti-terrorism legislation in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere. The 
presentation will define "privacy", discuss the basis of privacy, which is 
fair information practices, and illustrate where these practices have been 
codified into law around the world. The presentation will then discuss the 
hype and reality of e-commerce and examine reasons why it has fallen short 
of expectations. The last section of the presentation examines the role 
that technology can play in protecting privacy.


Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as a leading authority on privacy and data 
protection. She was appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner in May 
of 1997. As Commissioner, Ann oversees the operations of Ontario's freedom 
of information and privacy laws, which apply to both provincial and 
municipal governments. She serves as an officer of the legislature, 
independent of the government of the day.

Ann joined the Information and Privacy Commission in 1987, during its 
start- up phase, as its first Director of Compliance. She was appointed 
Assistant Commissioner in 1990. Prior to her work at the Commission, Ann 
headed the Research Services Branch of the Ministry of the Attorney 
General, where she was responsible for conducting research on the 
administration of civil and criminal law. Ann received her M.A. and Ph.D. 
in Psychology from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in 
criminology and law, and lectured on psychology and the criminal justice 

Ann sits on a number of committees involved in privacy and technology, 
including the W3C's committee of experts working on P3P (Platform for 
Privacy Preferences). She also served as a member of the American Task 
Force on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information. Ann is 
particularly interested in advancing privacy protection through the pursuit 
of privacy-enhancing technologies.

To register for the Privacy Lecture Series announcement email list please 
go to: <http://privacy.openflows.org/>

The Privacy Lecture Series is organized by Ana Viseu, a researcher 
currently working at the University of Toronto on her Ph.D. dissertation 
which focuses on the development and implementation of wearable computers. 
Her research interests include questions of privacy, social dimensions of 
technology, and the mutual adaptation processes between individuals and 
technology. Ana holds a Master's Degree in Interactive Communication from 
the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.

The Privacy Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Knowledge Media Design 
Institute (KMDI) <http://www.kmdi.utoronto.ca/> and the Information Policy 
Research Program (IPRP) <http://www.fis.utoronto.ca/research/iprp/>.

For more info contact Ana Viseu <ana.viseu {AT} utoronto.ca>

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