Date and time:
Start: November 4, 2021, 1:30 PM EST
End: November 4, 2021, 2:30 PM EST

Québec Bill 64 regulates de-identified and anonymized information for the first time in Canadian privacy law introducing anonymization standards and restricting its purpose. Former Bill C-11 proposed restrictions on the disclosure of information that could no longer be traced to an identifiable individual. The trend is towards extending privacy law to information that has been free to use until now.

In this informative webinar, Chantal Bernier, national lead of Dentons' Canadian Privacy and Cybersecurity  group sat down with Dr. Khaled El Emam, Canada Research Chair in Medical AI, CEO of Replica Analytics and a leading authority on anonymization and synthetic data for a fireside chat. Dr. El Emam shared insights from his close to 20 years of experience in this area. He highlighted opportunities and risks associated with different methods of de-identification and anonymization of data. Lastly, he offered technological and regulatory solutions to address the current trends and to more effectively enable the great many societal and economic uses of data. 

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About Dr. Khaled El Emam

Dr. Khaled El Emam is one of the leading authorities on synthetic data and anonymization in Canada. He is a Canada Research Chair in Medical Artificial Intelligence and a Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. He is also a senior scientist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and Director of the multi-disciplinary Electronic Health Information Laboratory, conducting applied research on data synthesis, and the identifiability of health information and how to measure it. Khaled founded or co-founded several companies involved with data management, data analytics, and privacy enhancing technologies, and most recently Replica Analytics. Dr. El Emam has held technical and management positions in academic settings in England, Scotland, Germany, Japan and Canada. He has a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, King's College, at the University of London, England.


LSBC: This session is registered for 60 Substantive minutes with the Law Society of British Columbia.

LSO: This program is eligible for up to 60 Substantive minutes with the Law Society of Ontario.

Barreau du Québec: In our view, this session would meet the CLE requirements of the Barreau du Québec. Please email Annie Girard to receive a confirmation of attendance.