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Monday, 19 April 2021 12:47

Regulating the internet – really? Part II: The accountability and enforcement challenges

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Tuesday, May 11 - Wednesday, May 12, 2021
12:30 - 2 p.m. ET

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The Canadian government has attempted to extend its regulatory reach over the internet through Bill C-10 (An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts) and Bill C-11 (Consumer Privacy Protection Act). But the challenges are significant and fundamental: who is accountable between all the actors? The platforms? The app developers? The individuals? Or is anyone accountable at all? And when we have attributed accountability, how do we enforce it without breaching privacy or violating freedom of expression, yet effectively extending the rule of law to the internet?

As Canada moves to regulating the internet, it is these two main legal issues that arise: accountability and enforcement. These issues will be tackled in the second edition of the conference “Regulating the Internet – Really?” organized by Dentons, the International Commission of Jurists, ICJ Canada (an international organization created 60 years ago to assert the rule of law as a matter of democracy), and the Professional Development Institute, University of Ottawa. 

We invite you to a complimentary virtual conference where Parliamentarians, representatives from the social media industry, specialized lawyers, and academics will address the specific challenges of regulating the Internet. Errol Mendes, President of the International Commission of Jurists, ICJ Canada, will provide opening remarks. 

We hope you are able to join us!  

Day 1 – Accountability on the internet 
Tuesday, May 11, 12:30 – 2 p.m. ET

Moderated by Monica Song, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP, join us on day one to hear about how the Internet has raised new challenges in upholding the rule of law and in defining who is accountable for legal compliance with: 

Day 2 – Enforcement on the internet  
Wednesday, May 12, 12:30 – 2 p.m. ET

Moderated by Chantal Bernier, Of Counsel and National Practice Leader, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Dentons Canada LLP, join us on day two to hear about the challenges in enforcing the law on the Internet with: 

  • Michele Austin, Head of Government, Public Policy and Philanthropy, Twitter 
  • Kevin Chan, Global Director and Head of Public Policy, Facebook 
  • Vivek Krishnamurthy, Professor of Law and Director of CIPPIC, University of Ottawa 
  • Arif Virani, Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 

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Accreditation

  • LSBC: This session is registered for 90 Substantive minutes with the Law Society of British Columbia.
  • LSO: This program is eligible for 90 Substantive minutes with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Barreau du Québec: In our view, this session would meet the CLE requirements of the Barreau du Québec. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a confirmation of attendance.

Accessibility

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