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Data Rights and Ethics in Decision Making: Beyond Awareness


Data is being generated at a faster rate than ever before. By 2020, there will be about 1.7 megabytes of data created for every person on the planet each second. Data is a valuable commodity in today's digital age, but how do we use it for the public good? How can we exploit its value to better serve Canadians, while also protecting our data rights? What ethical issues do we need to consider?

Join us for a half-day session at the Canada School of Public Service Digital Academy to discuss these and other issues with leading experts in data rights and ethics. This is also your opportunity to hear more about Canada's Data Strategy.

Master of Ceremonies

Louise Varagnolo, Director, International Senior Advisor and Official Languages Champion, Canada School of Public Service

Opening remarks

Natalie McGee, Executive Director, Enterprise Strategic Planning, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Panellists by subject

Data Rights and Protection

  • Barry Lowry, Chief Information Officer, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Dublin, Ireland
  • Shingai Manjengwa, Chief Executive Officer, Fireside Analytics Inc.
  • Susie Fortier, Director, International Cooperation and Methodology Innovation Centre, Statistics Canada

Moderator: Sandy Kyriakatos, Chief Data Officer, Employment and Social Development Canada

Data Ethics in a Digital World: Showing the Way

  • Jesse Hirsh, Futurist, Researcher, and Internet Strategist
  • Moderator: Neil Bouwer, Vice President, Innovation and Policy Services Branch, Canada School of Public Service

Closing remarks

Christopher Allison, Director General, Digital Services, Canada School of Public Service

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