WorkSafeBC: Workers' Compensation Law Update 2006

Course Date: April 7, 2006

Welcome and Introduction

Sara A. Levine — Alliance Lex Law Corporation, Vancouver
Monica S. Muller — Legal Counsel, Information Access, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver

Changes to the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

  • new requirements for Privacy Impact Assessments
  • changes designed to facilitate information sharing
  • new provisions related to employment investigations
  • changes to the FIPPA Regulation

Ritchie B. Po — Barrister & Solicitor, and contractor to TELUS, Vancouver
Bill Trott — Manager, Privacy, Access and Policy, University of Victoria, Victoria

Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law

  • overview
  • update/expectations
  • how to prepare/what to do

Ryan J. Black — McMillan LLP, Vancouver

Privacy Case Law and Legislative Update

  • PIPA and PIPEDA case law review

Tamara L. Hunter — Davis LLP, Vancouver
Robert W. Pakrul — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver

Lunch With Featured Speaker

Elizabeth Denham — Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Victoria

Disclosure of Records and Public Body Transparency

  • case law review
  • proactive disclosure;  new development in public body transparency
  • access requests and solicitor/client privilege

Ian Christman — Registrar of Motor Dealers & Privacy Officer, Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of British Columbia, Surrey
David Curtis — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Privacy and Criminal Records Checks

  • new requirements for criminal records checks
  • implications of police information checks

Troy M. Taillefer — Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC, Victoria
Melanie J. Vipond — Heenan Blaikie LLP, Vancouver

Privacy and Workplace Technology

  • BC Information and Privacy Commissioner’s new decisions on employment privacy (GPS and engine-monitoring)
  • SCC decision R v. Cole: employee’s expectation of privacy on employer-owned equipment
  • employer best practices for privacy and technology policies
  • use of company devices, bring your own device, biometrics, social media, employee for liability for privacy torts (intrusion upon seclusion), and entitlement to medical information (WorkSafe BC, short and long term disability)

Ryan P. Berger — Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP, Vancouver
Frances C. Doyle — Harris & Company LLP, Vancouver

Roundup: Privacy Breaches

  • common examples
  • how to prevent
  • how to contain and manage
  • reporting privacy breaches to regulators
  • a new trend in class actions for privacy breaches

Janina M. Kon — Streamline Counsel, Vancouver