September 06, 2023 - Federal, Private Sector

AccessPrivacy Submission to ISED Consultation - Code of Practice for Generative AI Systems

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published a draft Code of Practice for Generative AI Systems on August 16, 2023. 

On August 30thAdam Kardash, Chair of Osler’s Privacy and Data Management team and National Lead of AccessPrivacy, Dr. Teresa Scassa (Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa) and Sam Ip, Partner in Osler’s Technology team hosted an interactive online workshop designed to help organizations understand the scope, meaning, and impact of the proposed Code of Practice, and prepare their own submissions for ISED’s consultation process.

AccessPrivacy was pleased to share the recording of the workshop with ISED, along with an explanatory cover letter, as its submission to the consultation process.

The two-hour workshop focused on the themes from the queries and comments Osler has received from its Canadian and foreign-based clients about the proposed Code of Practice for Generative AI, specifically about:

  • the consultation process;
  • the purpose of the proposed Code;
  • the scope of application of the Code; and
  • the substance of the Code.

Over 720 individuals from a breadth of industry sectors registered to attend the workshop, including representatives from retail, health and health research, banking, telecommunications, companies in the AI ecosystem, multiple trade associations, Canadian federal and provincial governmental ministries, privacy regulatory and other regulatory authorities, civil society and academia.