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Thursday, May 17 • 10:30 - 11:45
Smart Cities, Smart Decisions: the personal data of smart city citizens

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This session will bring together panelists from the public sector, private sector and academia to discuss the privacy and data implications of smart cities and smart quarters, as Canada kicks off its Smart Cities Challenge and Toronto is poised to develop a smart neighborhood in the heart of the city. Smart cities function on sensors and IoT, collecting data not only environmental data but also personal data of individuals to interact or even walk through the space. The parameters of data collection and use are not always explicitly explained, meaning that individuals are not likely aware of what their collected data is being used for. This can have serious implications for individuals’ privacy rights in the name of innovation. We will be exploring the balance for privacy and data interests on one hand, and innovation for the purpose of improving lives within the smart city paradigm on the other.
This panel will to shed light on the practical issues and implications of leaving a data trail, even unintentionally, while also participating in a project that will generate tremendous amounts of data to the private and public sectors for the purpose of make life more sustainable, environmentally friendly and technologically advanced. The discussion will elicit thought provoking issues related to the value of personal data for companies, the government and for the individual, and to explore whether it is possible to collect data without identifying an individual, whether privacy and data collection regulation can mitigate the pitfalls of living in a connected and interconnected world.

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Bassem Awad

Deputy Director for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Bassem Awad is deputy director of international intellectual property (IP) law and innovation with the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada. At CIGI, Bassem manage number of research projects on the governance of IP rights; preferential trade agreements; and IP... Read More →

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David Goodis

Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Corporate Services, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
David Goodis is Assistant Commissioner (Policy & Corporate Services) with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. David is a graduate of Western University’s law school, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1988. David has represented the IPC in hearings before the... Read More →
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Kurtis McBride

CEO/founder, Miovision
I am passionate about helping cities become smarter through technology and data, and I believe that the systems used to build smart cities should be built with open architecture to encourage innovation.
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Teresa Scassa

Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa
My current research focuses on balancing claims to ownership rights in data with the public interest. I also work on privacy and data protection issues. My current projects involve legal issues relating to the scraping of publicly accessible data; data and smart cities; and open data/open... Read More →
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Bianca Wylie

Co-founder, Tech Reset Canada
Co-Founder, Tech Reset Canada & Senior Fellow, CIGI

Thursday May 17, 2018 10:30 - 11:45 EDT