Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Youth Privacy Online: Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario is hosting a special one-day conference, Youth Privacy Online: Take Control, Make It Your Choice, being held on September 4, 2008, at the Marriott Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto.

According to the Commissioner's invitation:

"My office is hosting this conference in order to provide a forum for discussion, debate and inquiry that will focus on exploring approaches to safeguarding the privacy of children and youth on the Internet. The conference will bring together professionals from a diverse range of public and private sector organizations who have a keen interest in helping children and youth protect their privacy online.

Online social networking, and innumerable other interactive applications on the Internet, have become a part of everyday life for youth today. There are growing concerns, however, that many young people do not fully understand the risks associated with revealing too much information about themselves. These risks range from cyberbullying, identity theft and Internet luring, to putting future job prospects at risk. Speakers and panelists at this special one-day event will identify the key issues and explore a variety of innovative approaches.

Please join us on Thursday, September 4, at the Marriott Eaton Centre in Toronto, for this important conference. There is extensive information about the conference, including about how to register, at"

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