Ritchie Po, CIPP/C, CIPP/E


Ritchie is an independent data privacy & technology lawyer and consultant who has both Canadian (CIPP/C) and European / GDPR (CIPP/E) privacy professional designations.

His practice focuses on enabling businesses to create efficiencies to enhance product development and service delivery in compliance with privacy legislation. He has acted as counsel to a major Telecom, a multinational corporate trust agency, two Fortune 500 companies, and the worker's compensation board.

Ritchie’s experience includes performing privacy gap analysis for major organizations, including identifying opportunities for improvement to ensure legislative compliance in all aspects of the business. This includes privacy impact assessments, responding to privacy complaints and breaches, providing training, and appearing before the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia on mediation.

Ritchie is the past Chair for the Canadian Bar Association (BC)'s FOI & Privacy Law subsection. He led the CBA committee to review the Freedom of Information & Privacy Protection Act of BC in 2016 and was also on the CBA committee to review the Personal Information Protection Act of BC in 2020. Additionally, Ritchie served as the CBA appointee to the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC's Board of Directors.

Ritchie was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in Vancouver, and earned a B.A. at UBC before attending law school at the University of Alberta. In addition to his native English, Hokkien, and Tagalog, he also speaks Spanish and is learning Japanese. He is a contributing editor with Retail Insider (http://www.retail-insider.com) and has a fondness for haute couture and swag.


Contributions by Ritchie Po

  • Member of Canadian Advisory Board 2021 - 2023