Personal Health Information: Artificial Intelligence and its Use of Health Data

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March 11, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bereskin & Parr LLP
40 King Street West, 40th floor
Toronto, Ontario

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TCLG guest speakers Rosario Cartagena and Michael Watt will discuss the use of health information in the context of artificial intelligence. Rosario and Michael will offer diverse perspectives on protecting the privacy of patient information and issues relating to transparency in automated decision-making prediction.

Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:30 pm.


Rosario Cartagena is the Chief Privacy and Legal Officer at ICES. In her role, Rosario provides strategic advice to the organization and her portfolios include: privacy, legal, risk, audit, compliance and cybersecurity. Her strategic work is primarily focused on the intersection between data law, data governance and AI. Previously, Rosario was an associate at Fasken LLP where she provided advice to start-ups, not-for-profits and large corporations on a variety of corporate, health and privacy law matters. She has also worked in the privacy and legal groups at Cancer Care Ontario. Rosario has an LLM from Osgoode Law School (Business Law) and a law degree (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa. Prior to attending law school, Rosario completed a Master in Science, Public Health Sciences (population health) from the University of Alberta and was a post-grad intern at the Harvard School of Public Health. Rosario is an adjunct lecturer, IHPME, University of Toronto. She is also the past Deputy Editor-in-Chief, of Health Law in Canada and a director on the board of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario.

Michael Watts is a returning TCLG speaker. Michael is a corporate commercial lawyer with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, and corporate commercial matters in the health and cannabis industries. Michael is Chair of Osler’s Health Industry Group and Co-Chair of the Cannabis Group. He advises clients in respect of a wide spectrum of matters, including purchase and sale transactions, healthcare corporate restructuring and integrations, corporate governance, shareholder agreements, commercial agreements, digital health regulatory opinions and structuring solutions, privacy and data security, clinical trials, public and private healthcare industry regulatory compliance and business structuring advice. Michael also has extensive experience in providing complex regulatory opinions that ensure statutory compliance with federal and provincial health and cannabis statutes.


Cost for attendance: 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.


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Please register before noon on Monday, March 9, 2020. Registrations will not be confirmed. 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:

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