John Wunderlich, CIPP/C, CIPM, FIP


John Wunderlich & Associates

Privacy Consultant

John Wunderlich is a data protection professional and expert witness who has worked and consulted about privacy, data protection, and security for over 20 years in multiple jurisdictions. He has provided advice and consulting services to multiple public and private sector organizations in Canada, the United States and abroad. He is a participant and leader in international privacy standards including the ISO, IEEE, and the Kantara Initiative. He serves as the Chief Privacy Officer for JLINC Labs, a Bay Area start-up that has developed protocols and software for data governance and accountability that addresses multiple privacy standards and regulations. Before launching his consulting practice, he designed and implemented process improvement, security & privacy programs and was a senior policy advisor to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. 

Mr. Wunderlich is the vice-chair of the IEEE P7002 Data Privacy Process Working Group, leading an effort to develop a standard for privacy engineering. He is also a member of the Leadership Council of the Kantara Initiative, having helped lead the effort for a Consent Receipt specification and working with the Consent Management Best Practices Working group. He is member of the Standards Council of Canada ISO working group for the development of security and privacy standards. Mr. Wunderlich was a member of the advisory board for the Privacy by Design certification program at the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University. Mr. Wunderlich is a privacy member for the Toronto SickKids Hospital Research Ethics Board. He teaches privacy and security related courses at the University of Guelph. This includes courses for the Ontario Association of School Board Officials. He has authored or contributed to several books and is a frequent speaker at privacy and security conferences as well as a sought-after commentator on privacy issues in the print and broadcast media.

He is a member and Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), holding both a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certification. He is a Gold Member of ISACA where he holds a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification. Mr. Wunderlich has an B.A. (Hon. History) from the University of Manitoba and an M.B.A. from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.


Contributions by John Wunderlich

  • Building Privacy into Your Program Using PIAs and IEEE’s New Standard
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2022
  • Building Out Your Privacy Career Roadmap
    Speaker at Virtual New Jersey and Toronto KnowledgeNet: April 27, 2022
  • Differential Privacy: Practical Overview and Implementation
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2020 - Canceled
  • Member of Privacy Engineering Section Advisory Board 2020 - 2021
  • Blockchain and Privacy Considerations
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019
  • ISO 27001 & the GDPR: Identifying Overlap and Streamlining Efforts
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019
  • European Parliament voted to suspend Privacy Shield: Now what?
    The Privacy Advisor
  • Blockchain: Privacy friendly or hostile technologies?
    Speaker at Toronto KnowledgeNet: June 14, 2018
  • Blockchain: Privacy friendly or hostile technologies?
    Speaker at Toronto KnowledgeNet: June 14, 2018
  • Blockchain: What Is It and Why Should Privacy Pros Care?
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018
  • Automated Information Sharing Agreements
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018
  • The Future of Consent
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018