Receiving excellent reviews, Dalhousie University hosted its 5th annual Data Privacy Day on January 25, 2012. This is a global initiative recognized around the world to raise awareness and promote privacy education. Remember, privacy is everyone’s concern!
220+ participants listened to the keynote speaker, Michael Power, a Toronto-based lawyer and consultant, address “eHealth & Privacy: Issues & Implications for Society.” Joining him was Peter Morin, Bell Aliant’s Corporate Security Group, who talked about “Targeted Cyber Attacks: How They Affect Privacy.” Dalhousie’s Information Security Manager, John Bullock, gave an insightful talk “1984 at twenty-eight: The State of Surveillance.” Identity theft was the topic discussed by Sgt. Tom Murdoch, RCMP. The day was concluded with Ryan McNutt, Manager, Publications for Dalhousie University, with the topic “Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: A Digital Footprint Checklist.”
Interested in hearing what these speakers had to say? Slides and video presentations of this year’s conference are now available by visiting Data Privacy Day 2012. A Dal News articles “Living Digital Lives” gives a great account of the day’s event – you should check it out!
Mark you calendars for next year, January 30, 2013!