Lara Ives, CIPP/C

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Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Executive Director, Policy, Research and Parliamentary Affairs Directorate

Lara Ives is the Executive Director, Policy, Research and Parliamentary Affairs at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), where she has worked since 2007. Ms. Ives has worked in a variety of roles at the OPC since this time, having previously served as Acting Director General of Audit and Review and Director of its Government Advisory Directorate.


Ms. Ives has extensive experience in privacy risk management, conducting privacy compliance reviews and in privacy impact assessment. She has advised both government and private sector organizations on complex operational matters across a wide range of fields including national security, policing and new technologies.


In her current role at the OPC, Ms. Ives is responsible for the development of strategic policy positions on legislative bills, government policies and private sector initiatives; supporting the Privacy Commissioner’s appearances before Parliament; developing guidance for public and private sector; and conducting applied research on emerging privacy issues in support of this work. Her Directorate also manages the OPC Contributions Program which funds external researchers and non-profit organizations to advance and apply new knowledge about data protection in the private sector.


Ms. Ives holds a Baccalaureate of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Saint Mary's University in Halifax. She holds a CIPP/C designation with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and currently serves on its Certification Advisory Board. 

 

Contributions by Lara Ives

  • OPC Annual Sneak Peek I
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2020
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's Annual Sneak Peek
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019
  • Member of Certification Advisory Board 2019 - 2021