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Newcomers to the privacy practice area need to understand not only the application and limits of the federal privacy act versus the provincial laws in the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. This session will provide you with a sound understanding of the basic privacy concepts and give you the tools you need to reduce risks for your organization.

Topics include:

  • Definition of “personal information”
  • Overview of privacy laws and other sources of rights and obligations
  • Private versus public sector privacy obligations and issues
  • Provincial versus federal jurisdiction issues – what laws apply?
  • Regulatory frameworks versus torts
  • Introduction to foundational privacy concepts and obligations
  • Basic requirements for building and managing a privacy program
  • Key considerations in designing consents, including use of opt-in and opt-out consent
  • The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Digital Privacy Act amendments – new breach notification rules
  • Takeaways from recent investigations – Ashley Madison


  • Alex Cameron, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP


  • David Young, David Young Law

This webinar is the first 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.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web-On Demand

Date Recorded
November 1, 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
  • IT professionals who are responsible for privacy matters
  • Human resources professionals

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