Ana Viseu on Mon, 11 Feb 2002 17:49:01 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-bold] Privacy Lecture Series - WEBCASTING Ann Cavoukian's lecture


I am happy to announce that Ann Cavoukian's lecture will be webcasted!! 
Those of you who can't make it physically, can now attend virtually. The 
URL is: <>

I want to thank "PC3 Village:  Programme on Connective Communities in 
Canada" <> for making this possible. PC3 Village 
is the meeting place for the Programme on Connective Communities in Canada. 
The Canada Millenium Scholarship Foundation has partnered with the Faculty 
of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto and the McLuhan Program to 
create an online environment for the sharing, discovery and creation of new 
ideas. The Programme provides the Foundation's national and 
provincial/territorial excellence award laureates with opportunities to 
connect with each other, as well as other talented Canadians.

all the best. Ana




Monday, February 11, 2002

140 St. George, Room 728
Faculty of Information Studies (building adjacent to Robarts Library)
University of Toronto

The lectures are free of charge and you do NOT have to register.


In her talk Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, 
will discuss the tragic events of September 11 and how that has affected 
many people's perspective on privacy. She will discuss the need for balance 
between the demands of public safety and need to respect the privacy of 
rights of citizens. The talk will also discuss the implications of recent 
anti-terrorism legislation in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere. The 
presentation will define "privacy", discuss the basis of privacy, which is 
fair information practices, and illustrate where these practices have been 
codified into law around the world. The presentation will then discuss the 
hype and reality of e-commerce and examine reasons why it has fallen short 
of expectations. The last section of the presentation examines the role 
that technology can play in protecting privacy.


Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as a leading authority on privacy and data 
protection. She was appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner in May 
of 1997. As Commissioner, Ann oversees the operations of Ontario's freedom 
of information and privacy laws, which apply to both provincial and 
municipal governments. She serves as an officer of the legislature, 
independent of the government of the day.

Ann joined the Information and Privacy Commission in 1987, during its 
start- up phase, as its first Director of Compliance. She was appointed 
Assistant Commissioner in 1990. Prior to her work at the Commission, Ann 
headed the Research Services Branch of the Ministry of the Attorney 
General, where she was responsible for conducting research on the 
administration of civil and criminal law. Ann received her M.A. and Ph.D. 
in Psychology from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in 
criminology and law, and lectured on psychology and the criminal justice 

Ann sits on a number of committees involved in privacy and technology, 
including the W3C's committee of experts working on P3P (Platform for 
Privacy Preferences). She also served as a member of the American Task 
Force on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information. Ann is 
particularly interested in advancing privacy protection through the pursuit 
of privacy-enhancing technologies.

To sign-up for the Privacy Lecture Series announcement email list please go 
to: <>

The Privacy Lecture Series is organized by Ana Viseu, a researcher 
currently working at the University of Toronto on her Ph.D. dissertation 
which focuses on the development and implementation of wearable computers. 
Her research interests include questions of privacy, social dimensions of 
technology, and the mutual adaptation processes between individuals and 
technology. Ana holds a Master's Degree in Interactive Communication from 
the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.

The Privacy Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Knowledge Media Design 
Institute (KMDI) <> and the Information Policy 
Research Program (IPRP) <>.

For more info contact Ana Viseu <>

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