Date: January 27, 2023 9:30 a.m.

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., EST

Join Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Patricia Kosseim, in person, or via webcast, for a panel discussion on Friday, January 27 to mark Data Privacy Day. The theme of this year’s event is Building Trust in Digital Health Care, and is based on one of four strategic priority areas that are guiding the work of the IPC.

Digital tools open up great new opportunities for more efficient and effective health care. They also introduce new privacy and security risks to sensitive personal health information. How can health care organizations become more resilient against privacy breaches and cyberattacks? How can they successfully build and sustain a privacy-respectful culture? And what will it take for the health care sector to finally rid itself of faxes and unprotected emails — the top causes of health privacy breaches in Ontario?

Key issues to be discussed include:

  • replacing faxes with more secure forms of digital communication
  • ushering in administrative monetary penalties under Ontario’s health privacy law
  • building privacy and security resiliency against breaches and cyberattacks
  • fostering a privacy-respectful culture across an organization


Event agenda:

9:00 a.m. – Doors open

9:30 a.m. – Welcome and keynote by Commissioner, Patricia Kosseim

9:50 a.m. – Panel discussion moderated by Assistant Commissioner, Eric Ward

10:35 a.m. – Break

10:50 a.m. – Panel discussion continues

11:35 a.m. – Audience Q&A

11:55 a.m. – Closing remarks by Assistant Commissioner, Warren Mar

12:00 p.m. – Event ends


This is a free event, but registration is required, and space is limited.

Webcast: To watch the webcast, please register here. Please submit your questions in advance of the event at [email protected]. Simultaneous French translation will be provided for the webcast.

In-Person: To attend the event in-person at the Central YMCA in downtown Toronto, RSVP by emailing [email protected].

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