Elizabeth Denham, CBE, has earned an international reputation as a public advocate at the forefront of the protection of privacy and the public's right to know. Her work, first in British Columbia as the province's information and privacy commissioner, and particularly more recently in the United Kingdom in her current role as its information commissioner, has tackled some of the most significant issues in how our personal data is protected --- or not. She has led investigations into Equifax, WhatsApp, Uber, and Facebook, the latter concerning the use of personal information by Cambridge Analytica in the Brexit campaign in the UK. She has focused recent attention on the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence on government, jobs and journalism and is influencing the approaches of Silicon Valley in how it develops technology. She has been one of the world's leading voices on data protection, on the need for government disclosure, and on the threat to personal information in the digital age.
This event, a fireside chat and evening reception with Business in Vancouver's Kirk LaPointe, is presented in partnership with ISACA Vancouver and part of the 2020 BC AWARE CAMPAIGN.