2015 Public Forum

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3902 Unit 1, which comprises graduate students working as Teaching Assistants and teaching their own courses at the University of Toronto, is on strike. We support their right to strike. Information regarding the strike can be found at CUPE 3902 (twitter ) and the Office of the Provost.

We investigated possible options for moving our event off campus, but have found at this late date it really is not feasible.

We recognize that if you still choose to attend, you will have to cross a picket line to enter the Faculty of Information Building.

If you are coming, please note the following:

  1. if you are coming by car, you will certainly experience delays crossing campus and entering/accessing parking. We recommend that you take the TTC to the St. George station and walk south along St. George to the Faculty of Information building.
  2. allow additional time for crossing the line on foot.

You do have the option of participating in a supportive picket with the students in the morning or joining the picket during the lunch break if you wish to do so.

Seeing Through the Cloud: Why Jurisdiction Still Matters in a
Digitally Interconnected World

Friday March 6, 2015 9 AM – 3:30 PM
Room 728, Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
Claude T. Bissell Building
140 St. George Street

On March 6 2015, experts and stakeholders met at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto for an event to discuss the privacy implications of outsourcing of eCommunications to cloud-based technology platforms, particularly when supplied by foreign vendors and when data may be stored in or routed through jurisdictions outside of Canada.

The complete program with links to the archived webcast and materials supplied by presenters can be found here:

Presentations covered:

  • trans-border data flows in historical context
  • legal analysis of the jurisdictional question: does it really matter where your data is stored?
  • privacy implications of Internet routing protocols
  • a draft framework for assessing the privacy risks of extra-national outsourcing
Attendees

The forum was open to the public, we especially invited members of university communities and other public sector organizations, particular those with oversight responsibility for information technology and institutional privacy, to participate in the dialogue.

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