Simeon Kanev, CIPP/C


Association of Native Child and Family Services Agencies of Ontario

Privacy Lead

Simeon is the Privacy Officer and Business Lead at the Alliance for Healthier Communities, providing privacy, cyber security awareness, and risk management support to 107 member organizations including Community Health Centres (CHCs), Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs), Community Family Health Teams (CFHTs) and Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics (NPLCs). Prior to joining the Alliance in June 2015, Simeon has held similar privacy-oriented roles in hospitals and CCACs. Since February 2022, he has also been supporting the Association of Native Child and Family Services Agencies of Ontario (ANCFSAO) and its member agencies as a Privacy Lead.

Simeon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology and History from University of Veliko Turnovo (Bulgaria), Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Enterprise Management from University of Toronto Mississauga, as well as a Master of Information degree from University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information, with a specialization in Identity, Privacy and Security. He also holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C), a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) designations. In late 2022, Simeon also acquired the IT-specific CompTIA A+ certification.

For the past 12 years, Simeon has specialized in healthcare privacy, advising a variety of stakeholders on all-things-privacy including privacy consultations, training, policy development and review, data sharing agreements, privacy-oriented research, etc. He has been recognized as a subject matter expert in the field and has presented at a number of conferences (e.g. IAPP Canadian Privacy Symposium, PHIPA Summit, Data Privacy Week, Cyber Security in Healthcare, Digital Health Canada, HIROC workshops, etc.) and has been a Board member for both IAPP Canada’ and PHIPA Summit’s Advisory Boards. Simeon has also been featured in Kate Dewhirst's Trust Builders' series in relation to his extensive work in healthcare privacy and how to do this on a tight budget. 


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