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2014 Pathways to Privacy Research Symposium: Helping Canadians Find Pathways to Privacy


March 18, 2014

OPC Awards Funding for 2014 Privacy Research Symposium

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has awarded funding to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) to organise and host the second Pathways to Privacy Research Symposium. The theme of the CCLA event will be “Helping Canadians Find Pathways to Privacy,” and it will be held at the University of Toronto and at Ryerson University in March 2014.

The symposium will draw on recent research conducted under the OPC’s Contributions Program, and provide a forum for academic researchers, civil society and public interest groups, and individuals to discuss privacy research results and their relevance for Canadians. Sessions will be open to the public but they will also be recorded and broadcast via a live webcast to ensure greater accessibility. The event materials and sessions will also be available in both English and French.

The CCLA is organizing the symposium in partnership with the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Sherbrooke University, and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC). The organizers will be creating a web site to promote the event, and the OPC will share further event information as it becomes available.

The funds were awarded following a special call for proposals, which was issued in September 2013. The submitted proposals were evaluated by a panel comprising representatives of the OPC and an external peer reviewer.

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