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Coffee Hour: Data Privacy and Access

May 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

As government collects, analyzes and shares more data, how do we balance the need to open up public data with the need to protect sensitive information?

Join us for the next instalment of our Monthly Member Event series on data to learn about Data Privacy and Access. Building on our Data 101 in Government and Data Visualization events, this event will cover the key principles, practices and examples of data privacy in the public sector.

We’ll look at the differences between the data stewardship and ownership models, as well as how ethical and legal considerations affect the way government works with data – both internally and with third parties. We’ll also discuss how these concepts affect open data – including how privacy is maintained, while ensuring the data is still useful and valid.

John Searle, Senior Information Analyst, City Clerk’s Office, City of Toronto

We’ll have lots of space for discussion, so please come with all of your data-related questions!

This event is for government members only. Government members can RSVP here.

John Searle has been the Senior Information Analyst/Privacy with the City of Toronto City Clerk’s office for 18 years. He has conducted over 200 privacy investigations, developed the City’s Access and Privacy training schedule, the privacy audit program and has conducted over five thousand privacy consultations with City divisions. He is the privacy reviewer for the City’s Open Data program.


May 28, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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