Saima Fancy, CIPP/C


Ontario Health

Senior Privacy Specialist

Saima has over 20 years of professional experience in spanning across chemical engineering, privacy engineering, law, data privacy and security sectors. She is passionate about protecting the privacy rights of consumers and facilitating cross-functional partnerships to design and implement privacy-enhancing solutions. Saima has a proven track record of advising project teams, reviewing and contributing to technical systems and data and product development life cycles, providing subject matter expertise and monitoring privacy laws, trends and best practices. She contributes to her professional ecosystems by presenting talks, lecturing at universities, guest appearing in podcasts, moderating panel discussions, mentoring, and is a strong ally for privacy, cybersecurity and AI professionals and STEM advocates for women and girls. Saima is an active member and volunteer with the IAPP, All Tech is Human, WomenTech Network, and Governing Council at UofT Faculty of Engineering.


Contributions by Saima Fancy

  • Privacy Engineering for All: Operationalizing Data Minimization
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2024
  • Engineering Data Privacy and Security Controls by Default
    Speaker at In-Person Toronto KnowledgeNet: 18 April 2024
  • Privacy by Design: More than just a catchy phrase
    Speaker at Virtual Joint Canadian KnowledgeNet: June 13, 2023
  • Privacy Engineering: Privacy by design in practice
    Speaker at Virtual Calgary and Toronto KnowledgeNet: February 27, 2023
  • Managing Privacy in Turbulent Technological Times
    Speaker at Virtual Toronto KnowledgeNet: July 20, 2022