May 22, 2007
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
1 First Canadian Place, Suite 6300
This session will explore the likely fall-out from recent major data thefts and losses. What will the impact be on customer attitudes to software security? What legislative activity should follow? What are the most significant evolving threats to data security and how can clients avoid associated liability and reputational risks?
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
The speakers for this session are Mary Kirwan (Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft Canada) and John Lawford (Counsel for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)). This session will be moderated by Simon Hodgett (Chair of the TCLG and member of the Technology Business Group at Osler).
Mary P. Kirwan is the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft Canada. She is a qualified lawyer on three continents and a recognized expert on information technology security. She is the Chair of the ABA ECommerce Payments Sub-Committee, and has a special interest in online banking fraud and the debit card market. Ms. Kirwan has advised national governments and Fortune 500 companies. She has spoken at conferences around the world, and appeared on TV and radio, and she is regularly quoted in the international media. She is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail, and she has written extensively about data security, risk management, and public policy issues.
John Lawford is Counsel for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), a national non-profit organization that provides legal and research services on behalf of consumer interests, and, in particular, vulnerable consumer interests, concerning the provision of important public services. John has been with PIAC since July 2003. Prior to coming to PIAC, Mr. Lawford was a research counsel at a major national law firm. Mr. Lawford was also Research Director at a major Ottawa-based litigation firm. John was Special Projects Director and Webmaster for QUICKLAW Inc., a legal database company and now part of LexisNexis Canada, from 1992 to 1999.
COST FOR ATTENDANCE
Cost for lunch: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.
REGISTER BEFORE 12:00 Noon, Friday, May 18, 2007.
REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNLESS THE LUNCH IS FULLY BOOKED.
Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch.
PLEASE E-MAIL REGISTRATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please note the change in e-mail address.)
Our annual selection of new executive members will take place just prior to our meeting to be held on June 12, 2007. All interested members or new members are welcome.
EVENTS OF INTEREST TO MEMBERS
ITLA Event Reminder:
The International Technology Law Association is hosting a videoconference roundtable entitled Competitive Intelligence, Corporate Espionage & Technology on May 16, 2007. Details are available at http://www.itechlaw.org/itechlaw_roundtable_flyer_final.pdf.
TCLG and OBA Information Technology and E-Commerce Law Section Golf Tournament:
The Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group and the Information Technology and E-Commerce Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association have teamed up and are proud to present a Golf Tournament that will be held on June 27, 2007 at Shawneeki Golf Club. The registration form is available at www.tclg.org, so sign up soon to ensure a place in the tournament! All skill levels are welcome.
Please circulate this notice to business associates, clients, colleagues or others who may be interested in attending a meeting or joining the TCLG.