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CIPS BC Event (Victoria, Vancouver, Webcast): “Fighting The Creep Factor In Technology!”
Date: 
Tue, 10/23/2012
Event Location: 
(Victoria, Vancouver, Webcast)

 

CIPS BC presents: Tuesday, October 23

Fighting The Creep Factor In Technology!

 

 

Dr. Tom Keenan. I.S.P., ITCP

Professor and Associate Dean

Faculty of Environmental Design

University of Calgary

 

 

 

In a world where you can order a DNA test online, receive ads based on what you just wrote in an email, and might have your implanted medical device probed by hackers, the “creep factor” is becoming an important limitation on technology adoption.

 

There’s even an app for that. “Girls Around Me” recently aroused great controversy because it allowed people to gawk at the Facebook profiles of total strangers in their vicinity. While the developers argued they were merely combining data users had already freely disclosed, many found it very disturbing.

 

Governments are stampeding to liberate their data through the Open Government movement. Yet, a recent investigation found major privacy holes in almost every system studied. Open Data sounds great -- until you get a letter from a “property tax appeal company” quoting your exact tax assessment along with those of your neighbours!

 

Tom’s presentation gives a fast-paced overview of things that make the hairs on our necks stand up and lays out some “dimensions of creepiness.”   Even better, he shows some of the ways in which creepiness can be fixed, or, better yet, designed out in advance.

 

Time:

Vancouver: 12:00 noon, October 23

Victoria: 5:30 p.m., October 23

Webcast: 12:30 p.m., October 23

Location

Support Services Unlimited

102 – 211 Columbia Street, Gastown

Ambrosia Conference & Event Centre

636 Fisgard Street @ Government St

Login coordinates will be provided upon registration

Tickets

CIPS members*                        $15 

Non-members:                         $25 

Students:                                    $7.50

(* & members of:  PMI,  IIBA,  ISACA,  IIA)

CIPS members*                        $30

Non-members:                         $42

Students:                                    $20

(* & members of:  PMI,  IIBA,  ISACA,  IIA)

CIPS members*                        $ 5

Non-members:                         $10

Students:                                    $ 2

(* & members of:  PMI,  IIBA,  ISACA,  IIA)

Register

Email to bc@cips.ca

Telephone 604-681-2796

Email to bc@cips.ca

Telephone 1-877-695-5430

Email to bc@cips.ca

Telephone 1-877-695-5430

Seating is limited.  Please book now.

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