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Stakeholders today are demanding open and transparent governments and access to information to hold their elected representatives accountable. Freedom of information is crucial to allow individuals to protect their privacy rights against potential abuses by government and private sector organizations. Panelists will discuss the current state of freedom of information rights and limitations and how the law is evolving to keep up with today’s digital society.

Topics include:

  • Case law update under federal and provincial laws
  • Impact of new and emerging technologies of freedom of information
  • Recent interpretations relevant to the private sector
  • Overview of key information exemptions in freedom of information laws
  • Strategies and best practices when making and responding to requests


  • Alex Cameron, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP


  • Nancy Bélanger, General Counsel, Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada (Ottawa)
  • David Goodis, Assistant Commissioner (Policy and Corporate Services), Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (Toronto)
  • J. Alexis Kerr, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services and Integrated Risk Management, Fraser Health Authority (Vancouver)

This webinar is the second of eight in the OsgoodePD Webinar Series: Key Issues in Privacy and Information Management. Register for the whole series and take advantage of a unique opportunity to get the latest updates on privacy issues from an outstanding faculty of experts from across Canada.

Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.

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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web-On Demand

Date Recorded
November 8, 2016
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$149 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • In-house counsel
  • Chief privacy officers, chief information officers and other privacy professionals
  • Lawyers advising on privacy and IT issues
  • Government lawyers and civil servants who deal with freedom of information requests
  • Counsel for organizations that regularly make freedom of information requests, such as media organizations

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