Law at Lunch

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Branch: Main Branch
Venue: Main Branch: Community Meeting Room

Lethbridge College’s Public Legal Education Program helps educate the public about law and the legal system by providing general education and information. (The program does not provide legal advice). The program is funded by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation.

Lethbridge Public Library and the Public Legal Education Program present the following short talks on legal subjects in the Community Meeting Room at the Main Branch.  The talks are free and registration is not required, but please call 403-320-3202, ext. 5417 to let us know you plan to attend.  Feel free to bring your lunch.  Coffee and juice will be provided.  The talks will also be available by videoconference at certain other public libraries in Alberta. 

To see a list of these participating libraries, go to the RISE Network website at http://www.risenetwork.ca/ and click on the entry for the presentation found on the calendar there.

Information, Identity Theft and Law 
Driver’s License information, SIN number, credit cards, medical records, banking information, passport…there is a whole identity out there made up of information about you, much of it stored in electronic databases.  If that identity is stolen or your information gets into the wrong hands some other way or the information is wrong, the results can be serious.  This presentation provides a general overview of legal issues related to your information identity:
o   Do you have to give your personal information and, if so, when and to whom?
o   What can you do:  if information is wrong, if somebody gives out information about you when they should not, and if somebody steals your information?
o   Does it make a difference if your information is collected or stored somewhere outside of Alberta or Canada?