National Privacy & Data Governance Congress (April 5-7, 2017)

Registration is open for the National Privacy & Data Governance Congress being hosted by the Privacy and Access Council of Canada with the support of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, Miller Thomson LLP, Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Runnymede Society, (ISC)2, CIPS, CHIMA, and NIHI. The Congress is organized in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association.

From April 5-7, regulatory authorities and thought leaders from industry, government and academia will gather to share insights about technological trends and regulatory developments that affect public and private sector organizations’ efforts to protect data and comply with privacy laws.

The Focus

The Congress theme — A World of Change — will focus on the most critical and timely privacy and data protection issues facing organizations today: those that foretell significant consequences for employers, employees and policy makers. A range of topics will address timely issues affecting employers and employees including:

  • Privacy Impact Assessment Fundamentals
  • Managing a Data Breach
  • Privacy Guidance for Small & Medium Businesses
  • Crafting Clear Cloud Computing Contracts
  • GDPR and the Death of Privacy Shield
  • Urgent Privacy Challenges in the Internet of Things
  • Digital Privacy at the Border


The National Privacy & Data Governance Congress is an important opportunity to increase awareness about the intersection of privacy, security, law and technology. The Congress takes a uniquely multi-disciplinary approach that offers practical guidance that can be put to use right away — to increase skills, minimize risk, and improve compliance.

Lawyers, privacy professionals, access-to-information practitioners, members of the media, civil libertarians, as well as compliance, security, and governance and public policy professionals will find value in the Congress.