CE Webminar #3 January 13, 2022


Topic: “Privacy Related Issues Arising For Dentists”
Speaker: Ms. Suzanne M. Kennedy., LLB
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: Free (Limited to CCDSBC Members only)

Outline: Suzanne Kennedy is a partner at Harris & Company who leads the firms Privacy Law group. Suzanne regularly advises clients on privacy compliance issues in the health and education sectors, providing support to dentists through the BC Dental Association. In this session, Suzanne will provide an overview of privacy related issues arising for dentists, including topical issues that have arisen in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the Personal Information Protection Act
  • Elements of privacy management program
  • Use of surveillance in a dental practice
  • Privacy breach management and reporting
  • COVID-19 and Vaccination Data collection

The Speaker: 

Suzanne has built a strong practice in access and privacy law. She advises both public and private sector employers on their responsibilities as they navigate the implications of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and other related legislation. Suzanne regularly provides one-on-one training to in-house privacy and access coordinators on responding to access requests, conducting internal investigations, and the use of internal system information. In addition to privacy law, Suzanne has extensive experience in education and health law. Suzanne has represented various healthcare and educational professionals and organizations, providing advice in a range of areas including employment, professional regulatory proceedings and compliance, court and administrative tribunal proceedings, procurement, and contract negotiations.