Date: January 28, 2022


Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Countries around the world will be celebrating Data Privacy Day by highlighting the impact technology has on our privacy rights and the importance of valuing and protecting personal information.

To mark this occasion, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Patricia Kosseim, will host a free, online webcast on Friday, January 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST, entitled Empowering a New Generation of Digital Citizens. The theme of this year’s event is based on one of four strategic priority areas that will guide the IPC’s work over the coming years. The discussion will focus on how we can best champion the privacy and access rights of Ontario’s children and youth by promoting their digital literacy and digital rights while holding institutions accountable for protecting the children and youth they serve.

Key issues to be discussed include:

  • integrating privacy education as part of the official school curriculum on digital literacy
  • empowering children and youth to think critically about the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information and assert their privacy rights
  • the role of regulation in protecting children and youth in the online world

The morning’s agenda:

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

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

  • Jane Bailey, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa and CoLead of The eQuality Project
  • Keith Baybayon, President, Ontario Student Trustees’ Association
  • Anthony Carabache, Provincial Coordinator Additional Qualifications Courses,
    Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association
  • Yael Ginsler, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Student Achievement Division
  • Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts
  • Dave Meslin, activist and bestselling author of TEARDOWN: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up
  • Jacob Ohrvik-Stott, Acting Head of Regulatory Futures, U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office

11:00 a.m. – Break

11:05 a.m. – Audience Q&A

11:25 a.m. – Closing remarks by Assistant Commissioner, Warren Mar

11:30 a.m. – Event ends


This is a free event, but we ask that everyone please register.

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