Jul 14, 2014
By Valerie Massie
11:15 AM ET | Alan Young
12:15 PM ET | Dr. Ann Cavoukian
GUEST – Alan Young, Professor, Co-Founder and Director of Osgoode’s Innocence Project, 2014 ideacity speaker
TOPIC – THE INNOCENCE PROJECT / 2014 ideacity Talks are all on line at www.ideacityonline.com
INFO – Alan Young is Co-Founder and Director of Osgoode’s Innocence Project, a clinical program that guides JD students through the process of investigating suspected cases of wrongful conviction and imprisonment. He also maintains a small practice specializing in criminal law and procedure that is primarily devoted to challenging state authority to criminalize consensual activity.
His practice has been primarily devoted to challenging the criminalization of consensual activity by state authorities. He has brought constitutional challenges to our gambling, obscenity, bawdy-house, and drug laws and for 10 years has provided free legal services for people whose alternative lifestyles have brought them into conflict with the law.
GUEST – Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Executive Director of the new Ryerson University Institute for Privacy and Big Data.
TOPIC – Privacy & customer service. When you should give out your information and when you should not.
INFO – On GFB we are getting more and more inquiries and complaints about customers being required to give their date of birth, when talking on the telephone to companies that supply them with goods and services. Good examples would be Rogers and Toronto Hydro. The telephone operators often will not take no for an answer and will not deal with customers unless they give their date of birth.