- To showcase privacy-related research funded by OPC’s Contributions Program and other funders.
- To facilitate dialogue between the people who do the research and those who apply it.
- To enhance the relevance of research results and enable uptake and application by relevant end-users.
- To provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary capacity-building, partnership and networking among researchers.
I'm especially looking forward to hearing talks by Dr. Valerie Steeves (University of Ottawa), Dr. Ian Kerr (University of Ottawa), and famous privacy theorist Dr. David Lyon (Queen's University). I'm also beyond delighted to be speaking on a panel with 20 Awareness' Jane Talim (not to mention hearing more about the latest phase of their Young Canadians in a Wired World research), as well as finding out what John Lawford (legal counsel with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre) has to say about data-mining (and compiling) kids' info (at least, that what I'm guessing his talk is about based on the title).
For those of you planning to attend, I'll see you there next week!