Our Online Symposium is Back!

  • September 02, 2021

Our Section has some great programs in store this year starting with a webinar, Privacy vs. Innovation: Time for a Paradigm Shift? (in collaboration with the CBA Health Law Section) on September 17.

The area of privacy and access law is very active and the work of the Section is more relevant than ever. If you would like to be involved, please let us know!

Access to Information and Privacy Law Online Symposium

November 5, 12 & 19, 2021

This fall, the Access to Information and Privacy Law Online Symposium is back! Our popular Canadian Update (in English and French using simultaneous interpretation) and International Update will return. These sessions are designed for you to catch up on significant developments in the past year. The Regulators’ Perspective (in English and French using simultaneous interpretation) panel is also not to be missed. We are delighted that we will have participation of five Privacy Commissioners!

  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • Caroline Maynard, Information Commissioner of Canada
  • Jill Clayton, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Alberta
  • Diane McLeod-McKay, Yukon Ombudsman, Information and Privacy Commissioner and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner
  • Patricia Kosseim, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Ontario

In addition, we have many other individual sessions on important developments. Check out the agenda and register now!

On the Advocacy Front

The Section is working on submissions dealing with the Digital Charter Implementation Act (Bill C-11) and on state-sponsored interference and privacy. We continue to monitor developments regarding Privacy Act and Access to Information legislation.

Essay Contest Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of the CBA Privacy and Access Law Section Student Essay Contest for 2021. Congratulations to Isabelle Guevara for her paper titled “Data Fiduciaries and Privacy Protection in the Digital Age”!

Recent Member Articles

Want to know more on the very first decision rendered on the merits in a privacy class action in Canada? Check out the article The Right to Privacy at the Border of the Burden of Proving Harm by Langlois’ privacy team (Cynthia Chassigneux, Caroline Deschênes, Justine Brien and Marie-Laurence Goyette).

If you have an article you would like to submit, please contact us.

More Relevant, Recent PD!

On-demand recordings are now available:

Thank You

I hope you will also join me in thanking Timothy Banks our Past Chair for his tireless work last year to continue to make the Privacy and Access Section relevant to our members. Thank you, Tim.

Finally, let me express how honoured I am to be the in-coming Chair for 2021-2022 and have the opportunity to work with our talented Executive Committee. If you have any suggestions for the Section or would like to get involved, please get in touch with us.

Sabrina Anzini
Chair, CBA Privacy and Access Law Section