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OBA’s Institute 2016: Balancing Transparency, Privacy, and Expediency in the Digital Age

Speakers: Jeff Cowan

Openness and transparency are fundamental elements of our legal system, ensuring integrity and accountability on the part of decision makers. However, this open court principle was established at a time when access to reported decisions was more controlled. Many tribunals and quasi-judicial bodies now publish their decisions in full online, raising a myriad of concerns about the unrestricted public disclosure of sensitive personal and commercial information.

Has the digital age changed the ballgame when it comes to openness and transparency in administrative adjudication? How does expediency factor in? Join us to explore how fairness in administrative law can be achieved by balancing transparency, privacy and expediency.

Partner Jeff Cowan co-chairs this half-day program. Partner John Wilkinson speaks on “Practical Strategies for Protecting Your Client’s Privacy Interests”.

Visit the OBA Institute website for more information, and to register.

**This program is eligible for up to 3.0 Substantive Hours**


Jeff Cowan


Event Details

Feb 4, 2016