BC PIPA, Private Sector Privacy And Access To Information

October 13, 2017

Managing privacy obligations and access to information requests are increasingly challenging issues for private sector organizations. Recognition of privacy rights by courts and tribunals have raised the stakes in privacy compliance.

During this introductory seminar, Harris Partner Suzanne Kennedy will review the fundamentals of the private sector privacy regime under the BC Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), including:

  • Overview of the statutory regime
      • Key privacy and access principles
      • The collection, use and disclosure of personal information
      • Employee monitoring (video surveillance, GPS, keystroke technology), background checks and access
      • Privacy breach management
      • Privacy policies
      • Notifications and consents
      • Record retention
      • Privacy impact assessments
  • Specific challenges in workplace privacy including cloud computing risks and recommended solutions
  • Practical solutions and risk management
  • Update on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and best practices to avoid penalties

This introductory seminar is suitable for new HR professionals in the private sector, or those looking for a refresher on this area of law.

This seminar has been pre-approved for continuing professional development (CPD) hours by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR).
Workplace Law Foundations Series
October 13, 2017
8:30AM - 12:30PM
Downtown Vancouver, BC
$350 + taxes
Printed seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments