CAAA Ethics Workshop

24th Annual Workshop at the CAAA Conference

Thursday afternoon, May 30, 2019

The Centre for Accounting Ethics is pleased to invite all CAAA Conference attendees to its annual Workshop.  The workshop will be held in conjunction with the CAAA Annual Conference. 

The 2019 CAAA conference will be held in Ottawa May 31 - June 1, 2019. 

Data privacy protection in a world of Big Data

This half-day workshop will focus on Data privacy protection in a world of Big Data; What business schools (and more specifically, accounting faculty) need to teach their students to prepare them to identify privacy issues and safeguard their clients, customers and employers from violations of privacy when working with data.

Deborah EvansDeborah Evans is the Chief Privacy Officer at Rogers Communications, Canada's leading provider of diversified communications services. She is responsible for privacy across all lines of business, where she advises on how innovation can co-exist with regulatory and legislative requirements.

Deborah is responsible for Rogers’ relationship with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the CRTC Enforcement Branch. During her time in this role, she spearheaded the revamp of Rogers’ privacy policies, a review of Rogers Anti-Spam Legislation compliance regime, and the implementation of a new automated customer preference centre. Deborah has also overseen the company’s compliance with the implementation of the CRTC Wireless Code of Conduct, and represented Rogers at numerous regulatory proceedings and government hearings.

Joining Rogers in 2007, Deborah holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Politics from Brock University; and a Masters of Public Affairs, with a specialization in European Integration, from Carleton University.  She is the Chair of the CWTA Privacy and Security Committee, a member of Canadian Marketing Association’s Privacy Committee, former Chair of the CWTA’s Recycling Committee, and former member of the CWTA Accessibility Committee.

Jonathan Joynt is the Senior Investigator and Breach Response Officer, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.  His position involves triaging and investigating private-sector privacy breaches under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.  Jonathan is responsible for analyzing privacy breach notifications from organizations that have experienced a privacy breach. He evaluates risks to affected individuals, and risks of future incident while considering privacy and cybersecurity best practices. Jonathan provides guidance to organizations and evaluates whether further investigation is required.

Previous Workshops

2018:  Plagiarism and academic misconduct in higher education.  Harp Bagri, CPA, CA, Director – Outreach - CPA Western School of Business; Elaine Geddes, Former Associate Dean, Alberta School of Business; and Linda Robinson, Director of the Centre for Accounting Ethics of the University of Waterloo, Continuing Lecturer in Assurance discussed their thoughts and experiences.  The participants shared their experience and thoughts through table discussions.

2017:  Ethics in the Classroom:  Engaging students and delivering quality professional ethics education was presented by Dr. Greg Andres, University of Waterloo.

2016:  Discussion of the ethical consideration associated with Big Data was presented by Daniel O'Leary from University of Southern California.