On this episode, we’re chatting about data protection law with Kris Klein, renowned privacy lawyer and the Canadian Managing Director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Topics: Bill C-11 (the biggest privacy legislation overhaul in decades); facial recognition technology; the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and our Ask-Me-Anything segment.
Full Episode (57:28) Download
⚫ What does the biggest overhaul of Canada’s privacy legislation really look like? (6:32)
⚫ What are the parameters within which facial technology can operate legally? (18:47)
⚫ What does the fall-out from the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal tell us about proper social media practices? (27:27)
⚫ Our new Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring five questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (25:30)
🔵 How does a career as a data protection lawyer impact how you personally interact with technology? (36:43)
🔵 Are there concerns about whether Canadian privacy law will remain “adequate” by EU standards? (39:44)
🔵 What is expected of the public sector in light of the changes proposed by Bill C-11? (44:29)
🔵 How do data protection lawyers advise clients on privacy law given the relatively low level of practical enforcement? (47:29)
🔵 What is the relationship between being a lawyer and a policy advocate? (50:00)
1. Bill C-11: Modernizing Data Protection and Privacy Law (16:06) Download
– Bill C-11 : Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020
2. The Legal Use of Facial Recognition Technology (11:57) Download
– Joint investigation of Clearview AI, Inc. (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada et al), Feb 2, 2021
3. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Privacy Considerations (11:21) Download
– Joint investigation of Facebook, Inc, (Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia), Apr 25, 2019
– “What the Facebook-OPC court case could mean for Canadian privacy enforcement” (IAPP, Constantine Karbaliotis, IAPP), Apr 24, 2020
4. Ask-Me-Anything: Data Protection Lawyer (21:50) Download
🔵 How does a career as a data protection lawyer impact how you personally interact with technology?
🔵 Are there concerns about whether Canadian privacy law will remain “adequate” by EU standards?
🔵 What is expected of the public sector in light of the changes proposed by Bill C-11?
🔵 How do data protection lawyers advise clients on privacy law given the relatively low level of practical enforcement?
🔵 What is the relationship between being a lawyer and a policy advocate?
About the Guest:
Kris Klein, CIPP/C, CIPM and FIP, is the managing partner at the boutique firm, nNovation LLP.He has more than two decades of public and private sector experience in the federal regulatory arena in Canada, and is one of Canada’s leading legal experts on privacy, access to information and information security issues.
Kris has litigated and counseled extensively on federal regulatory law with a pre-eminent national firm, and for the Canada’s Department of Justice, including providing instrumental legal advice to Canada’s Privy Council Office. He has also practiced exclusively in the area of privacy law, advising the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. In that role Kris advised the Privacy Commissioner and senior officials on legal, policy and strategic issues, including on the handling of high-profile and sensitive cases. He negotiated and settled complaints with private sector organizations facing scrutiny over privacy compliance issues. Kris also represented the Commissioner and her office publicly before Parliamentary committees, as a conference speaker, and before the media.
Kris has a demonstrated understanding of technology, theories of anonymity (de-identification of data), authentication systems, health privacy issues, etc., and their relationship to Canadian laws and enforcement practices. Kris has written extensively, including co-authoring several instrumental works.