What Alberta post-secondaries need to know about moving data to the cloud

What Alberta post-secondaries need to know about moving data to the cloud

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

Interested in moving your data to the cloud but feeling uneasy about security concerns and standards? How does the US Patriot Act affect your professors and students? Who owns cross-border research? How should an educator approach its privacy policies?

This session goes in depth about Canadian laws and Alberta policies and discuss best practices for post-secondary institutions.


Frank WorkFrank Work Q.C.
Privacy Consultant

Frank began practicing law in Calgary in the 1980’s, during which time he worked for the Attorney General of Bermuda and was briefly seconded to the United Nations Environmental Program. In the early 90’s he was Senior Parliamentary Counsel to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and counsel to the Ethics Commissioner. In 1995, he went to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta as General Counsel and was later named Assistant Commissioner. He became the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta in 2001, and finished his second term in 2012.

He last worked for eHealth Ontario. Currently, he consults in the areas of information and privacy, ethics and accountability.

HeatherDriscoll HeadShot smallHeather Driscoll
Director, Office of the General Counsel and Board Secretariat
Information and Privacy Officer, Ryerson University

Heather joined Ryerson in 2006, when the application of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was broadened to include universities. Her office oversees access-to-information request processing, privacy impact assessments, privacy incidents and breaches, information security threat-risk assessments, and records management. Heather has a Ph.D in Canadian History from the University of Alberta.

David Fraser websiteDavid TS Fraser
Partner, McInnes Cooper

David is well-known as one of Canada’s leading internet, technology and privacy lawyers. He regularly advises a range of clients — from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies — on all aspects of technology and privacy laws.

He is well-regarded for his in-depth knowledge of privacy and cloud computing, and has an ability to cut through the fear, uncertainty and doubt surrounding the adoption of cloud computing. He regularly counsels both Canadian and international clients and is a frequently invited speaker on privacy and the cloud. He is the author of the popular Canadian Privacy Law Blog. In addition, David is the Past President of the Canadian IT Law Association and the former Chair of National Privacy and Access Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.


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