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Privacy and Public Safety: A Progress Report

Whether the issue is police record checks, street checks or body-worn cameras, new technologies and new ways of collecting and sharing personal information are having a substantial impact on privacy. These issues have sparked intense public debate about the collection, retention and disclosure of information by police services. The public discourse has led to significant progress in the protection of Ontarians’ privacy, but there is still more work to be done to find the appropriate balance between public safety and privacy.

We invite you to join us in-person or via webcast on January 28, 2016, for a Privacy Day symposium which will examine this progress and look at the essential next steps that need to be taken to both protect privacy rights and ensure public safety. This event will include a feature presentation by the Commissioner and a panel discussion among privacy, human rights and public safety experts on the most pressing topics. Full agenda and details on speakers are coming soon.

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