Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Join the discussion about Dalhousie University and Cloud Computing

Dalhousie University, like many other Canadian post-secondary institutions, is engaging in a deep conversation with students, faculty and staff about the possibility of moving e-mail and other IT services to the cloud. As part of that conversation, the university is hosting a special forum on privacy and the cloud. Here's the details:

“A Forum on Privacy Laws, Cloud Computing and Impact to IT Strategy”

Presentation Date: Monday, April 18th, 2011 2:00-5:00 (Rowe Potter Auditorium)

Information Technology Services at Dalhousie University is exploring a number of opportunities with emerging “Software-as-a-Service” or “Cloud Computing” initiatives. Cloud computing introduces a number of potential concerns around security, privacy, data ownership and data stewardship.

In an effort to address concerns and increase awareness around the legal, policy and academic implications, Dalhousie has invited professionals in a number of areas to speak and take part in a panel discussion on these topics.

David Fraser, Partner, McInnes Cooper

Mr. Fraser will speak to Canadian and American laws in relation to cross border data transfer, privacy and access to information.

Dwight Fischer, CIO, Dalhousie University

Mr. Fischer will speak to the technology challenges and changes taking place and the impact on Dalhousie.

Paul Jones, Policy & Education Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers

Mr. Jones will speak to the concerns around privacy and academic freedom, specifically how it relates to faculty.

Come and take part in the discussion on April 18th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m!

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