Date: January 24, 2024 9:30am
Patricia Kosseim | Commissioner

Watch a replay of our Privacy Day 2024 event featuring remarks from Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Patricia Kosseim and an engaging panel discussion about the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the public sector.

Gain a clearer understanding of the necessities, challenges, and opportunities of regulating AI technologies to ensure they are used in ways that are safe, transparent, accountable, and ethically responsible.

Key areas for discussion include:

  • the risks and opportunities of AI
  • the responsible deployment of AI in the public sector
  • appropriate guardrails for AI to ensure safety, privacy, accountability, transparency, and human dignity
  • the need for enhanced privacy laws to support digital governance in Ontario


  • 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

Event agenda:

9:00 a.m. – Doors open for in person attendees

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

9:45 a.m. – Panel discussion moderated by Assistant Commissioner, Michael Maddock

10:30 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – Panel discussion continues

11:40 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 in person attendance is now closed. Simultaneous French translation will be provided for the webcast.


This post is also available in: French

This post is also available in: French

Location: Online