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13th Annual Privacy and Security Conference

February 16 & 17, 2012
Pre-conference workshops February 15th

Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, BC, Canada


When: February 16 & 17, 2012 (Pre-conference workshops on Feb 15th)

Where: The Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, British Columbia.

Theme: 13th Annual Privacy and Security Conference will centre on the need to protect privacy and security in the face of expanding perimeters and emerging technologies.

The call for papers is closed. Thank you for your submissions.


The Annual Privacy and Security Conference is recognized as one of the top tier events in North America. Anyone working in the information privacy and security fields will benefit from the speakers, discussions and networking at the conference. Attendees are from every level both within government and private industry. The two-day conference draws an international audience of some 1,000 delegates with an interest in cutting edge policy, programs, law, research and technologies aimed at the protection of privacy and security.

Hosted by the Province of British Columbia, along with its partners and sponsors, the Annual Privacy and Security Conference is renowned for its outstanding content, world class experts and excellent peer to peer networking opportunities with industry and government leaders.

The Privacy and Security Conference Committee is pleased to extend an invitation to those working within the broad privacy and security communities to submit papers on their area of expertise. Of particular interest are briefs on emerging issues and cutting-edge subjects suitable for presentation in either:

  • 1 hour presentation - In-depth speech that allows for detailed presentation of a topic and discussion time with attendees
  • 1 hour discussion panel - These are moderated panels where each speaker has an allotted time (usually 15-20 minutes) and discussions can occur both between the speakers and the attendees
  • 15 minute 'Lightning speech' - The 'lightning speech' is a concentrated presentation allowing the speaker to bring high energy and focus to a key area of interest. These speeches will be held in sequence as part of a one hour time slot.

The Committee will be selecting the papers and issuing the invitations to selected speakers. The intellectual property rights of those submitting papers for review will be respected throughout the process.


All entries must be received by midnight of September 10, 2011. Invited speakers will be notified by October 10th, 2011.


Submissions will be accepted electronically at:

Please provide the following information:

  • Speaker's name
  • Speaker's title
  • Organization the speaker works for or represents
  • Speaker's phone number
  • Speaker's e-mail address
  • The theme of the speech: Please see the suggested list below
  • Topic, in 25 words or less
  • The abstract of the speech, in 250 words or less
  • Speaker's bio in 200 words or less

Speaker topic list:

This is not an exhaustive or exclusive list. If another topic is of interest, please contact us in advance of your submission.

  • Open Government (Open Data, Routine Disclosure of Information)
  • Mobile Device Tracking (Handheld and Motor Vehicle's)
  • Future of the Internet
  • Enterprise Content Management
  • Use of Social Media for Vigilantism/Law Enforcement
  • Surveillance Societies - Lessons for BC
  • Cyber Security
  • e-Discovery
  • Facial Recognition
  • Personal Information - What is it?
  • Developments in Law and Legislation
  • Cyber bullying, stalking and predation
  • New issues in identity management
  • Privacy and Security Issues in Cloud Computing
  • Health Privacy (DNA/Genetics/Discarded Tissue/Anonymous Sperm Donors)
  • Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD)
  • Privacy in the Workplace (Privacy of emails, monitoring of employees)

Presentation Types:

  • Issue papers: An executive or management briefing on a prominent issue or aspect of information privacy or security.
  • Case studies: Descriptions of a given information privacy or security situation or incident, or research results. Names of organizations can be kept anonymous to maintain confidentiality if necessary.
  • New technology research: Results or developments in cutting edge research on new information privacy and security technologies.
  • Sociological / Philosophical perspective: A candid and/or introspective look at the impacts of new technological developments on privacy, security, social consciousness, or social functioning.

Have Questions or Need More Information?

  • For conference content, theme and agenda questions, please contact: [email protected]
  • For venue and conference administration questions, please contact: Reboot Communications Ltd. at 1-604-534-0537, or [email protected]
  • For sponsorship questions, please contact Reboot Communications Ltd. at 1.250.388.6060 or [email protected]

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