Privacy Management for Local Government

Cenera, in partnership with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, a one-day training workshop on managing privacy and security in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

The intensive course is specifically designed for local governments in BC, including municipalities, regional districts, improvement districts, local trusts, water user communities, municipal police and emergency services boards, and library boards. Besides FIPPA Coordinators, the content is relevant to the work of a wide range of local government officials, including elected officials, department managers, communications staff, legal or regulatory officials, information managers, and any staff handling personal information in the local government body.

The workshops will provide detailed description and analysis of collection, use and disclosure requirements for your organization and the level of information security you need to protect personal information. The course will consider strategies and techniques for implementing administrative, technical and physical security measures. We will identify and deal with specific privacy and security challenges of local authorities, such as:

  • Disclosure of landowner information;
  • Law enforcement collection, use, and disclosure;
  • Employee privacy;
  • Surveillance;
  • Privacy impact assessments;
  • Network and email security;
  • Investigating privacy breaches;
  • Complaints, concerns, or questions submitted by third parties.

Participants will also have the opportunity to consider and discuss upcoming changes to BC FIPPA that will require a duty to document and mandatory breach reporting.

Class Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Cost: $290.00 + GST (lunch and refreshments included)

Space is limited, so please register early!

About the Instructor

Joan Dunlop, BA, LLB, CIAPP/P has been a FOIP analyst with a major police service and now works with a wide range of provincial and local government bodies as a FOIP consultant and expert, assessing and developing access and privacy programs, providing program support, and leading FOIP training sessions in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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