Advantage CPD: Understanding the New Privacy Provisions in the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Event Details

September 11, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


The new Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 which largely came into force on April 30, 2018 constitutes a significant overhaul of the of the legislative and regulatory scheme for children’s services. One of the key changes is the introduction of a detailed legislative privacy scheme to regulate the handling of personal information. These provisions are due to come into force on January 1, 2020.


In this Advantage CPD webinar, we will walk you through the new privacy framework and discuss your obligations and the various issues that child welfare agencies are currently facing including:

  • Rules on collection, use and disclosure of personal information
  • Issues of consent and capacity
  • Maintenance, protection, access and correction of personal information
  • Enforcement and the Privacy Commissioner
  • Compliance and Practical Issues

This webinar will include an interactive Q&A feature with the panel of presenters addressing questions submitted by the audience during the last segment.


This webinar will be of interest to Human Resources Professionals, Executive Directors and CEO’s, Information Technology Officers and Privacy Officers working for child and family services agencies subject to the Act.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will better understand the strategic considerations and challenges surrounding the new privacy framework and will leave with insights as to how to navigate their obligations and implement practical measures to ensure compliance.