Atlantic Regional Council Breakfast Meeting

Surveillance Technology and the Law
Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Current and emerging surveillance technology is subject to layers of regulation and compliance across industries. Leading privacy lawyer David Fraser will lead a discussion of the Canadian laws applicable to video and audio surveillance in different contexts, and look over the horizon at emerging technologies such as facial recognition, remote sensing and gait analysis.
In his talk, David will discuss:
  • The laws applicable across the board to all collection of personally identifiable information, whether video, audio or otherwise
  • The different rules that apply to overt and covert deployment of devices
  • The different rules that apply to public and private spaces
  • The different rules that apply to employee information and third party information
  • The specific criminal law rules that apply to audio surveillance and collecting video in sensitive locations, and consequences for their violation
  • Current thinking and best practices related to biometrics, such as face detection, facial recognition and other personal characteristics
Guest Speaker:

David Fraser
David Fraser is a well-known internet, technology and privacy lawyer with McInnes Cooper in Halifax. He was called to the Bar in 2001.
David is widely recognized as one of Canada’s foremost authorities on privacy law and regularly advises a range of clients – from startups to Fortune 100 companies – on all aspects of technology and privacy laws.
David is the Past President of the Canadian IT Law Association and the former Chair of National Privacy and Access Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. He is consistently included in the Best Lawyers in Canada in the categories of Information Technology law, Privacy and Data Security law and Technology law.
David is a member of the faculty of Dalhousie Law School, where he teaches Internet and Media Law, Law and Technology, and Law and Policy for Electronic Commerce. He is also on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology and is secretary and director of Digital Nova Scotia (formerly ITANS).

Best Western PLUS Dartmouth Hotel and Suites
15 Spectacle Lake Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1X7

7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
7:30 a.m.    Registration and breakfast
8 a.m.         Presentation begins
Members: Free
Non-members: $20 (plus tax)
Pre-registration required. Registration includes breakfast. Deadline for registration is November 13, 2019.  
All payments must be made prior to the event. Refunds will only be granted up to two weeks prior to the event.
For more information:
Rishad Alam
Meeting and Event Planner
Tel: (905) 513-0622 ext. 239
Toll Free: 1 (800) 538-9919 ext. 239

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