How does your right to privacy impact your right to free expression? What kinds of difficult decisions do journalists face in deciding what private information to hyperlink to, or publish? Join the CJFE Q&A and have your questions answered live by panelists Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario; Wilf Dinnick, Founding Editor and CEO of OpenFile; moderator Jesse Brown, technology affairs critic, Macleans.ca & Toronto Life magazine

On February 11, 2013, the federal government announced the end to Bill C-30, the proposed internet surveillance bill.

Groups like OpenMedia celebrated the death of the bill, which has been largely criticized as a threat to Canadians’ privacy online. Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian called the bill’s defeat “a victory for privacy and for freedom.”

But how does your right to privacy impact your right to free expression? The relationship between these two rights can sometimes seem like a balancing act. What are your privacy rights online? How do they support, or interfere, with your free expression rights? Does the public’s right to information ever overcome an individual’s right to privacy? What kinds of difficult decisions do journalists face in deciding what private information to hyperlink to, or publish?

With so many questions, we decided to put you directly in touch with some experts. Join the CJFE Q&A and have your questions answered live!

Expert panelists: Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and Wilf Dinnick, Founding Editor and CEO of OpenFile

Moderator: Jesse Brown, technology affairs critic, Macleans.ca & Toronto Life magazine

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How to participate?

Ask your questions on Twitter using the hashtag #CJFElive, or submit them directly here on the live blog. If you would like to submit questions in advance, you can send them to @canadaCJFE on Twitter using #CJFElive, or send them via email to ltribe@cjfe.org.

 

 

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.