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International Data Privacy Workshop

There be Dragons… Navigating the GDPR and Other International Privacy Laws


Brendan Seaton, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Privacy Horizon Inc.; President, ITAC Health
Patrick Lo, CEO, Privacy Horizon Inc.

Earn CPE credits at the workshop: PACC - 1 credit; IAPP - 1 credit/hour; HIM CPE - 1 credit/hour; 1 CEU/hour towards CPHIMS-CA 

On May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. Because the regulation is linked to international trade, it will have a global impact. Corporations around the world are scrambling to adapt their information handling practices for compliance with the GDPR. The GDPR joins HIPAA, PIPEDA and other national privacy laws in the emergence of a global privacy framework.

Start-up companies planning to expand into the US, European and other international marketplaces must be aware of and comply with international privacy laws. The GDPR is setting the new standard for global privacy, mandating privacy by design, privacy by default, and privacy impact assessment. The regulation also establishes new rights for individuals such as the right to erasure (i.e. right to be forgotten) and the right to rectification and objection to profiling. Fines of up to €20 million can be levied under the GDPR

Privacy always emerges as a question to be answered by app developers and start-up companies in the healthcare space. Privacy and security controls are often mandatory requirements for health sector procurements. How can app developers and start-ups address the privacy concerns of patients, healthcare providers, clients and service providers while staying lean and agile in their development practices?

This half-day workshop will focus on what Canadian start-up companies need to know about international privacy laws.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Summary overview of international privacy laws
  • Must know facts about the GDPR
  • What international customers are demanding of Canadian technology service providers
  • What Canadian companies must do to comply with the GDPR and other international privacy laws

This workshop will be of interest to:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Founders and executives of start-up companies
  • Privacy Officers
  • App developers
  • Investors
  • Leadership of incubators and accelerators
  • Government officials responsible for the healthcare or innovation agendas



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Supporting Partners

Privacy & Access Council of Canada
Longwoods Digital Health Canada
Canadian Healthcare Technology
The Canadian Health
Information Management Association
ITAC & ITAC Health
Information Technology Association
of Canada
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