Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Information and Privacy Commissioner Ontario (1997 to 2014)
Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, Ryerson University

(Note from the organisers: Dr. Cavoukian will join us via a pre recorded video presentation)

About this speaker

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. She is presently the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University. Dr. Cavoukian is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an international standard. Since then, PbD translates into 40 languages.

Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, “The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust” with Tyler Hamilton and “Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World” with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named among the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, named as one of the ‘Power 50′ by Canadian Business, named as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity, the Governor General of Canada awarded her the Meritorious Service Medal for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design; taking it globally (May 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders, (November 2017), and most recently, was named among the Top Women in Tech.

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