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Media advisory: Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner to host panel on artificial intelligence in the public sector

TORONTO, ON (January 22, 2024) – To mark Data Privacy Day, Patricia Kosseim, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, will host a panel discussion about the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the public sector, with privacy experts from the public sector, academia, and advocacy groups.

The discussion will focus on the necessities, challenges, and opportunities of regulating AI technologies to ensure they are used in ways that are safe, transparent, accountable, and ethically responsible.

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST (Commissioner Kosseim will be available for pre-arranged media interviews following the event)

Location: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St., Toronto, ON (lower level auditorium)

Media representatives can register to attend in person by emailing @email


Watch the replay of our webcast on YouTube.


  • Dr. Melissa Kittmer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery
  • Colin McKay, (formerly Head of Public Policy, Google), Data Protection Professional and Public Policy Leader
  • Dr. Christopher Parsons, Manager, Technology Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
  • Dr. Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Jeni Tennison, Founder and Executive Director, Connected by Data
  • Stephen Toope, President & CEO, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

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