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Globally, issues about information privacy in the marketplace have emerged in tandem with the dramatic and escalating increase in information stored in electronic formats. Data mining, for example, can be extremely valuable for businesses, but in the absence of adequate safeguards, it can jeopradize informational privacy. Dr. Ann Cavoukian talks about how to use technology to enhance privacy. Some of the technologies discussed included instant messaging, RFID tags and Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC). Then Dr. Cavoukian explained the “7 Privacy – Embedded Laws” followed by a discussion on a biometrics solution to encryption.


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Dr. Ann Cavoukian, as the Information and Privacy Commissioner, oversees the operations of Ontario's freedom of information and protection of privacy laws, which apply to both provincial and municipal government organizations. She serves as an officer of the legislature, independent of the government of the day. Ann joined the Information and Privacy Commission in 1987 as its first Director of Compliance and was appointed Assistant Commissioner in 1990, responsible for the protection of privacy and compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts. Prior to her work at the Commission, Ann headed the Research Services Branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General. Ann received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in criminology and lectured on psychology and the criminal justice system. Ann speaks extensively on the importance of privacy around the world. Her published works include a recent book on privacy called "Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World."

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