Date(s) - Jun/30/2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Ottawa
Standards protect Canadians by ensuring that products are safe, available at a competitive price, and manufactured to the highest quality level. The Internet provides a space for consumers to purchase goods, interact, and exchange information. But is this safe? What is the real cost of being connected?
SCC would like to hear from you on topics such as:
- The impact of social media on consumer privacy
- The shared economy – where consumers are actively engaged in commercial transactions (e.g. Airbnb, Kijiji or Uber), and
- The new way of selecting your next travel destination based on online reputation.
SCC’s Consumer and Public Interest Panel (CPIP) looks at consumer issues in standardization and priorities that are of concern to Canadian consumers. This year’s meeting is planned as an open workshop to engage a broader audience. Consumer representatives, academics, researchers, young professionals (including students), and other social groups are invited to participate.