Rachel Hayward, CIPP/C, CIPM, FIP



Director, Privacy and Technology Law

Rachel Hayward is Acting Director, Compliance and Special Investigations with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta. In her role, Rachel has the honour of having completed more offence investigations that led to charges than any other member of the OIPC since its inception.  She has also completed the largest investigation in the history of the organization that resulted in 38 regulatory charges and several fraud related charges. She is a regular speaker at privacy conferences and events across the country where she advocates for privacy breach preparedness and shares her passion for protecting privacy rights in Canada.


Prior to her current role Rachel was a manager with Deloitte with a focus on privacy and risk management. In this role she worked with provincial, national and international organizations to help them achieve their privacy goals and requirements while advocating for the privacy and access rights of individuals.


Rachel holds a master’s degree in public administration, is certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), and CIPP/C

and a former Foundation of Administrative Justice Board Member.



Contributions by Rachel Hayward

  • When the Private Sector Has Access to Public Sector Data: Privacy Implications
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2022
  • A Perfect Storm is Falling on Healthcare Privacy
    Speaker at Virtual Edmonton KnowledgeNet: February 26, 2021
  • Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2020 - Canceled