Samara Starkman, CIPP/C, CIPM


Drawbridge Consulting

Principal Consultant

Samara Starkman is the Principal Consultant at Drawbridge Consulting, specializing in privacy and risk management. She advises clients primarily in the health sector, having spent her career as a healthcare consultant and as Director of Cancer Care Ontario's Privacy and Access program. Samarachampions privacy risk management as a means to proactively manage enterprise risk. She has practical experience developing and implementing enterprise-wide privacy policies, breach management plans, data sharing agreements, and risk mitigation solutions for high-risk, transformational initiatives. Samara has managed cross-functional teams, created key strategic partnerships, and transformed hostile relationships into constructive and effective collaborations. Samara is a lawyer with a Masters in health law and policy, and she is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C), and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).


Contributions by Samara Starkman

  • Reduce Privacy Risk in Health Care: Integrating Advances in AI/Machine Learning
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019
  • How to Build a Privacy Management Program that Suits your Organizational Needs
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018
  • Embedding Privacy Risk Assessment: Getting Your Project Manager on Board
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2015
  • Member of CIPM Exam Development Board 2015 - 2017