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Free Virtual IAPP St. John’s Information Session: Youth Perspectives on Digital Policy and Data Protection

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Please join the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) St. Johns  Chapter in welcoming Helen Hayes who will be presenting Youth Perspectives on Digital Policy and Data Protection.  This session is open to all and is FREE of charge – you do not even need to be an IAPP member.

Youth Perspectives on Digital Policy and Data Protection

In this talk, Helen A. Hayes, Ph.D. Candidate and Research Manager at the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy, will share the findings and policy recommendations from the Canadian Youth Assembly on Digital Rights and Safety. This Assembly brought together a diverse group of Canadian youth to examine how they understand, interact with, and hope to change the online platforms they use, including how they envision the ways that emerging digital rights can contribute to their well-being in online spaces. In discussing this, as well as matters surrounding data protection and privacy-by-default, Helen will share valuable insights on how child-centered design can bolster privacy for all internet users.

Bio: Helen A. Hayes

Helen A. Hayes is a Ph.D. Candidate at McGill University where she examines the intersections between tech regulation and climate policy. She holds a master’s degree in communication studies from McGill University (2020) and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto (Victoria College 1T8). As Research Manager at the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy, Helen oversees all research outputs, leads the AI Policy portfolio, and has steered the Centre’s deliberative democracy initiatives with Canadian Youth. Her work has been published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Interfaces: Essays on Computing & Culture, and Lecture Notes in Computer Science, amongst others. Helen is also a member of the Digital Governance Council of Canada’s drafting committee, and a co-author of Voting Online: Technology and Democracy in Municipal Elections (McGill-Queen’s University Press, ’24) and Regulating Digital (UofT Press, forthcoming).

Questions about the session or about the IAPP chapter:

Lori Collins, BA, BAed, MISt, PMP
Instructor, Information Management Post Diploma
College of the North Atlantic
1 Prince Philip Drive P.O. Box 1693
St. John’s, NL, A1C 5P7


March 21
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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