Ethical Tech YVR: Freedom of Information and Privacy

Devhub Vancouver
Devhub Vancouver
Public group

Devhub

401 West Georgia Street · Vancouver, bc

How to find us

Please come a bit before 6pm, as our doors and elevators are locked after 6pm. Call 778-772-9406 after 6pm to be let upstairs to the 6th floor.

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Details

What type of information should private companies be able to collect?
How transparent should companies be when informing users on the information that is collected and extrapolated?
When it comes to protecting our personal information and accessing the information that others have gathered on us, what are our rights?

In this week's session we'll be exploring the world of privacy! We'll dive into the laws that protect our information and privacy rights in BC, and learn about the effects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union.

With new tech entering the zeitgeist faster than ever, it's important for consumers and developers of tech alike to be aware of the subtle effects that different technologies have in our society. In this meetup series we'll look at some of the surprising ways that technology and ethics bump into each other, and and then come up with some guidelines and practices that developers can use to promote an ethical tech sector.

Here are a couple places to get started on reading up for the session:

What is the GDPR?: https://digitalguardian.com/blog/what-gdpr-general-data-protection-regulation-understanding-and-complying-gdpr-data-protection

Guide to FIPPA: https://www.oipc.bc.ca/guidance-documents/1466

Keep an eye out on https://ethicalyvr.tech for more information and resources.

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About Nima:

Ethical Tech YVR is presented by Nima Boscarino, a Web Development Bootcamp instructor at Lighthouse Labs.

https://ethicalyvr.tech
https://twitter.com/NimaBoscarino
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nima-boscarino/

About Devhub:

Devhub is Canada’s first full-out community space for developers of all levels. A place where members can work, learn, and teach, whether they’ve been coding for two decades or ten weeks. It’s a space that connects developers with community, mentorship, and a unique co-working environment, all programmed for their needs and growth.
->http://devhub.ca

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