Privacy Act Reform Initiative
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Date of Event:
January 2018 – April 2018
Type of Event:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) engaged Naut'sa mawt Event Management to manage and facilitate a series of participant engagements on the reform of the Privacy Act. These consultations had three objectives: to increase awareness among Canadians of how their privacy rights are protected under the current legislation; to inform the public of ways in which technology and society have rendered parts of the legislation out of date; to obtain the views of Canadians and stakeholders on what the priorities for reform should be via a two-way active dialogue
Naut'sa mawt Event Management provided facilitation, logistical and operational support to ensure successful national consultations. Tasks, activities and deliverables included invitations and scheduling, facilitation, audio recordings, technical and logistical support, summary reports after each consultation session and a final report.
Over a three-month period, engagements were structured to solicit comments from individuals and select stakeholders through multi-channel public consultations. This included on-line surveys, regional focus groups, and individual interviews with key stakeholders. 900 participants were engaged, increasing the relevance of the Minister’s review efforts.
A final report was produced within a month of the event containing a review of expenses, a high level summary of the events, and recommendations for future events.