Using data right in data’s early days

Using data right in data’s early days

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
2:45 pm — 4:15 pm

Seemingly fuzzy regulations on the topic of collecting, storing, distributing and user data are the cause of more than a few headaches in IT departments and tech startups around the world.

This session tackles some important topics, like what can and cannot be hosted in the cloud, how to prepare your legal strategy, and best practices for tracking your customer’s social and business information.


Aimie Hillier photo smallAimie Hillier MA CIPP/C
Policy Analyst & Regional Privacy Officer
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada Alberta Region

Aimie is a Certified Information and Privacy Professional (Canada) and has been working in the realm of information and privacy for ten years. She has worked with public, private, and non-profit organizations to strengthen their privacy programs and to achieve statutory compliance. Aimie has extensive experience navigating complex legislative frameworks that govern information and privacy, particularly where multiple jurisdictions are involved, to leverage improved information management practices into improved operations. She is the Regional Privacy Officer for Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch in Alberta.

Gousseva websiteAlexandra Gousseva
Associate, Gowlings legal firm

Alexandra has wide-ranging experience working with companies at all levels of development. Her privacy work includes advising private and public sector clients on a variety of matters under federal and provincial privacy legislation, including developing privacy policies and procedures for dealing with privacy access, requests and complaints, conducting privacy assessments, drafting privacy-compliant contracts, and responding to privacy breaches. Prior to pursuing law, Alexandra worked in the information technology field.


Tyler Shandro websiteTyler Shandro
General Counsel, Innovative Alert Systems

Tyler has worked as a lawyer and a legal counsel for several startups, including Robots & Pencils and 1400 Months, which he also co-founded. A graduate of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law, he serves on the Municipal Government Board for the Government of Alberta, and has sat on the National Parole Board. He is a director of Digital Alberta, as well as director and secretary at Innovative Alert Systems, which manufactures sensors and cameras intended for fall detection in seniors residences.


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