Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. She is presently the Executive Director of Ryerson University’s Privacy and Big Data Institute. Appointed as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ont. in 1997, Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into design, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In October 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an essential component of privacy protection. Since then, PbD has been translated into 38 languages.
Dr. Cavoukian has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy. Her mantra of “banish zero-sum” enables multiple interests to be served simultaneously.
Contributions by Ann Cavoukian
Ensuring Privacy of Electronic Medical Records To Enable Healthcare Delivery
Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2023
The Need for Privacy by Design has Never Been Greater, With Surveillance and AI Posing Greater Threats
Speaker at Virtual Toronto and Victoria Joint KnowledgeNet: January 26, 2023
Privacy by Design: The past, present and future
Speaker at Virtual Pune KnowledgeNet: 23 July 2022
Privacy, Ethics, and the Future of Artificial Intelligence
Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2022
Privacy by Design: More relevant today than ever
Speaker at Virtual Bermuda KnowledgeNet: 13 May 2021
Surveillance and Privacy by Design
Speaker at Virtual Phoenix KnowledgeNet: May 27, 2020
The Need to Embed Privacy by Design into All Things Connected: IoT, Big Data, AI — privacy engineering at its best!
Speaker at Phoenix KnowledgeNet: March 20, 2019