Christopher Gillespie, CIPP/C, CIPM, FIP



Privacy and Innovation Specialist

Christopher Gillespie is a Privacy and Innovation Specialist with the Data & Trust Office at TELUS. He proactively provides guidance on privacy matters to ensure adherence to TELUS Data and Privacy Program, and strategically supports the TELUS SmartHome and Smart Cities portfolio, to ensure that smart technologies are deployed in a manner that meets TELUS’ Trust Model. 

Christopher has worked on privacy issues in a variety of roles since 2012, including most recently as the Sr. Policy Analyst for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, where he represented the office on monthly international calls, was responsible for developing guidance documents for the private and public sectors, responded to privacy inquiries and reviewed proposed programs, projects, activities, and legislative amendments from across the province. Other previous roles have included work as a Privacy Advisor and Investigator for the corporate privacy branch for the BC Public Service and as a Privacy Advisor with the BC Centre for Disease Control.

In addition to his CIPM and CIPP/C certifications, Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Honours) from the University of Victoria and a Masters in Public Administration from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is currently working on a Master of Laws at York University.


Contributions by Christopher Gillespie

  • Transitioning into the Privacy Field: A panel discussion on careers in Privacy
    Speaker at Virtual Toronto KnowledgeNet: December 8, 2021
  • Member of CIPM Exam Development Board 2021 - 2023
  • Member of CIPP/C Exam Development Board 2018 - 2020