We Stand on Guard
Information rights have been a keystone of Canadian Democracy long before the twin Access to Information and Privacy Acts were introduced thirty years ago on July 1, 1983. Those acts, however, have enshrined both ideals as part of our proud national heritage.
No question, the past three decades have brought a lot of change. Information is transmuted into infinitesimally small places; it is transmitted at unthinkable speeds; it is transported in just about any imaginable way. As access and privacy professionals, we know that the price of our freedom is not only our eternal vigilance, but also our most judicious stewardship of our information.
At the 2013 edition of the University of Alberta’s award-winning Access and Privacy Conference, we will learn from experts and from each other the most prudent and efficient ways to safeguard Canadian democracy in our professional lives as information stewards and in our private lives as informed citizens.
Workshops, presentations, panels, keynote speeches, and networking opportunities over three summer days in Edmonton will bring together experts from information access and privacy representing many sectors, perspectives, and locations, with the common goal to safeguard the currency of our liberty.
Please join us as we stand on guard for the awesome responsibility with which we have been trusted.