Date: September 27, 2016

The Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) will host a special event at Western University on September 27, 2016, as part of our Reaching Out to Ontario program. Commissioner Brian Beamish and other IPC leaders will recognize Right to Know Week by highlighting the ongoing evolution to more transparent and accountable government in all parts of the province. Celebrated in more than 40 countries around the world, Right to Know Week promotes the enormous benefits of Open Government.

This informative event will feature a variety of discussion topics, including, but not limited to:

  • implementing Open Government programs
  • the burgeoning challenges of conducting business on personal devices
  • protecting patient privacy
  • recent developments and decisions in access to information
  • police record checks and street checks

We cordially invite you to join us in London and be a part of this very important discussion.

9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Welcome and presentation from Brian Beamish, Commissioner

10:00 a.m. -11.00 a.m.
Concurrent panel sessions:
A. Protecting personal health information in an electronic environment (Community Room)
– Manuela Di Re, Director of Legal Services and General Counsel
– Debra Grant, Director of Health Policy

B. Key developments in access to information and privacy (Council Chambers)
– David Goodis, Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Corporate Services
– Sherry Liang, Assistant Commissioner, Tribunal Services

Q & A periods will follow each session. There is no cost to attend this event, but we kindly ask that you RSVP to Also, please let us know which of the concurrent sessions you would like to attend.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Council Chambers
University Community Centre (Campus and Parking Map)
Western University
London, Ontario