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13th Annual Privacy and Security Conference
Keeping Pace with the Digital Revolution

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

Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, BC, Canada

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About the Conference

The Annual Privacy and Security Conference, hosted by the Province of British Columbia, 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.

Reasons to Attend

  • Get face-to-face dialogue with international industry experts who have successfully implemented best practices solutions
  • Learn about current trends, issues and actions
  • Obtain your annual Continuing Professional Development credits
  • Discover new methods and products that can lower expenses and increase revenues
  • Take the pulse of what is happening for tools, technologies, and processes
  • Get Immediate answers and solutions to issues current in your organization

Featured Speakers

  • Honourable Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizensí Services and Open Government
  • Cory Doctorow, Science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. Co-editor of weblog Boing Boing (, and contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and Wired
  • Ian Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology at the University of Ottawa
  • Daniel J. Solove, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Dave Nikolejsin, CIO, Province of British Columbia
  • Elizabeth Denham, Privacy and Information Commissioner of British Columbia
  • Robert Dick, Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate
  • Trevor Hughes, President and CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Paul Schwartz, Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Arthur W. Coviello, Jr., Executive Vice President, EMC Corporation and Executive Chairman, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
  • Valerie Steeves, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Dale McFee, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Steve Simske, HP Fellow, Global leaders, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Secure Document Lifecycle; Member, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Illicit Trade, Chief Inventor, NASA
  • Jill Clayton, Information & Privacy Commissioner, Province of Alberta
  • David Elder, Stikeman Elliott LLP & Special Digital Privacy Counsel to the Canadian Marketing Association
  • Pierre Boucher, Deputy CIO, Government of Canada
  • Joe Alhadeff, Vice President for Global Public Policy, Chief Privacy Officer Oracle Corporation

Professional Development Credits

This conference qualifies for CPE credits for most professional associations (e.g.. IAPP, (ISC)2, CAPAPA and ISACA) including The Law Societies of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Upper Canada. Please note that this program is not accredited for professionalism hours or for the New Member requirement.


ISACA Victoria presents: "Auditing and Securing Cloud-Based Services" February 13 & 14 2012.
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Providing privacy and data security training programs for businesses, law firms, healthcare organizations, and schools to help minimize data security breaches and incidents involving online social media use. Founded by Daniel J. Solove.
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Conference Rates

  Regular registration
after December 15, 2011
Public Sector $650.00 CAD
(plus HST)
Private Sector $875.00 CAD
(plus HST)


The Fairmont Empress is offering a conference rate of $122.00 per night (government rate of $100.00). A limited number of rooms have been reserved for delegates. Mention Privacy Conference/Reboot Communications.

Corporate reservations:
Government reservations:

Please contact the Fairmont Empress:
Reservations: 1.800.441.1414
Phone: 250.384.8111
Fax: 250.381.4334
Email: [email protected]

Conference Delegates will receive a 20% discount on 60 or 90 minute spa experiences compliments of The Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Empress

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