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EVENT

Managing privacy in a connected world 2021 series | Sessions 6 & 7

October 05, 2021

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Webinar
Webinar dates include:
- October 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
- October 19, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET

Connection details will be provided after you register.

Throughout the year, we host presentations that bring together leaders and experts in a variety of fields related to privacy, data protection and cybersecurity to share their knowledge and insights to help your organization achieve its business and growth objectives.

Session 6: The impact of Québec and Canada’s private sector privacy reforms on health research | October 5

Presenters: Éloïse Gratton and Andy Nagy

The use of health information in R&D and innovation is invaluable, leading to medical breakthroughs, accelerating the development of life-saving treatments and improving public health outcomes. Yet, Canadian businesses engaging in these types of research activities often find themselves (unduly) restricted in their ability to (re)use health information on account of federal and provincial data protection.

Québec's Bill 64 and the federal Bill C-11 propose an ambitious overhaul of Canada’s private sector privacy laws. Join members of our national Privacy and Data Protection team to find out what these reforms mean for research involving health information. Our privacy experts will offer a comparative view of the two reforms from a health research and business analytics perspective and will be available to answer your questions on both bills. The presentation will also discuss innovative approaches that have emerged in certain jurisdictions (Ontario, the U.K., etc.) to regulate health data used for research purposes.

Session 7: Health care apps, platforms and software privacy and security issues | October 19

Presenters: Julie Gauthier, Elisa Henry and Roberto Ghignone

The COVID-19 pandemic transformed virtual health care solutions and innovations into an integral tool in health care delivery. These solutions continue to be in demand with patients and practitioners to improve the access and provision of health care. The use of virtual health care platforms and apps (including AI) have enabled private organizations and health care institutions to collect and process an ever-increasing volume of personal information, which has led to health care innovations, but also increased the privacy and security risks associated with their use.

Join members of our national Privacy and Data Protection and Health Law teams for a review of the top privacy and security challenges associated with ensuring health care applications, platforms and software satisfy legislative requirements and best practices. Our privacy experts will also review the impact of the recent guidance and recommendations by the privacy commissioners including the recent report from the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner.

If you have any questions about this event, please email RSVPCalgary@blg.com.

View previous 2021 webinars in this series on our website.

Please respond by October 4 for Session 6 and by October 18 for Session 7.


CPD Information

October 5:

BC | This course has been accredited for 1.0 hour. Course name: 2021 Webinar Series Privacy, Cyber Risks, Trends and Opportunities for Business: Session 6 - The impact of Quebec and Canada’s private sector privacy reforms on health research. Course number: N05102021.

ON | This session is eligible for up to 1.0 Substantive Hours.

QC | Please note, the concept of "recognition" or "accreditation" has been abolished. By doing this, the Barreau is trying to make it easier for lawyers to claim mandatory CLE credits without a formal accreditation process. It is now up to individual lawyers to determine the eligibility of a training activity and to declare the hours in their “Dossier de formation en ligne”.

October 19:

BC | This course has been accredited for 1.0 hour. Course name: 2021 Webinar Series Privacy, Cyber Risks, Trends and Opportunities for Business: Session 7 - Health care apps, platforms and software privacy and security issues. Course number: N19102021.

ON | This session is eligible for up to 1.0 Substantive Hours.

QC | Please note, the concept of "recognition" or "accreditation" has been abolished. By doing this, the Barreau is trying to make it easier for lawyers to claim mandatory CLE credits without a formal accreditation process. It is now up to individual lawyers to determine the eligibility of a training activity and to declare the hours in their “Dossier de formation en ligne”.

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