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Technology and Privacy Workshop With Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner

May 14, 2008

HAMILTON, ON, May 5, 2008 … Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner, Ann Cavoukian, is one of several featured speakers at a half-day workshop discussing privacy, technology and public policy being organized at McMaster University on May 14.

Workshop participants will explore the gap between public policy and technology, particularly concerning digital transactions. The convenience and efficiency offered by today’s electronic transaction services are offset by potential social, political, financial, environmental and ethical consequences.

Other speakers include: Mike Gurski, privacy strategist director, Bell Enterprise Group; Bill Munson, Vice-President, Information Technology Association of Canada; Robert Simmonds, chairman, Lenbrook Corporation; Ken Anderson, assistant commissioner (privacy), Information and Privacy
Commissioner of Ontario; Gail Krantzberg, director, Dofasco Centre for Engineering and Public Policy.