Elizabeth Denham on privacy gone mainstream

The UK information commissioner to discuss privacy, data and cybersecurity in Vancouver talk February 4

An unprecedented amount of data – along with who has it and how they wield it – is shaping the world as we know it.

It’s influencing democratic processes, it has made Big Tech more powerful and it alters what voters and consumers see and have access to in the digital world.

The right to privacy and the push to regulate data are among the themes UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham will tackle in a special Vancouver event on February 4.

Presented in partnership with ISACA Vancouver and as part of the 2020 BC Aware Campaign, Denham – B.C.’s former privacy commissioner – will share the challenges she has to deal with as a top European regulator. In a one-on-one discussion with BIV reporter Hayley Woodin, she will walk through the ethical implications of artificial intelligence, along with world-leading approaches to the regulation of privacy and information, and how Canadian laws compare to those of other governments.

From Cambridge Analytica’s influence on Brexit and democracies, to threats to personal information in the digital age, to what it’s like to work with and investigate Big Tech – Denham will offer professional insight into some of the biggest issues affecting populations around the world.

The event complements ISACA Vancouver’s annual BC Aware Campaign, which raises cybersecurity and privacy awareness with a series of events designed to engage business, government and educational institutions on important and related issues. ISACA comprises more than 140,000 members across 180 countries and virtually every industry.

Privacy Gone Mainstream: A Conversation with Elizabeth Denham takes place at the Simon Fraser University Segal Graduate School of Business on February 4, from 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Denham’s on-stage discussion will include an audience question-and-answer period, followed by a hour-long networking reception. 

For event information and tickets, visit biv.com/events.