IAPP-GDPR Web Banners-300x250-FINAL

he IAPP Launches New Canadian Education Advisory Board

The IAPP is pleased to announce the appointment of 16 Canadian privacy professionals who will comprise the new Canadian Education Advisory Board.

The IAPP will hold its first annual privacy conference next year in Canada. The newly appointed experts will work closely with the IAPP to identify the emerging privacy issues in Canada across industry sectors.

"We are pleased to announce the appointment of these highly committed and qualified Canadian privacy pros, who will greatly assist us in our ongoing commitment to serving our members in Canada," said IAPP Board President Kirk M. Herath, CIPP/G, Associate Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, Associate General Counsel, Nationwide Insurance Companies. "The Canadian Education Advisory Board further demonstrates the IAPP's commitment to offering the best in global privacy education, networking and certification to our members."

The 16-member Canadian Education Advisory Board is comprised of privacy professionals representing government, financial, consulting, healthcare, privacy and telecom services. The creation of the Canadian Education Advisory Board follows the IAPP's launch of the Certified Information Privacy Professional/ Canada certification credential, which the IAPP began offering to privacy pros in June 2006.

The Canadian Education Advisory Board's first mission will be to help the IAPP program the new IAPP Canadian Privacy Summit in May 2008. Registration for this event will open in mid-February.

Executive Director J. Trevor Hughes announced the appointment of the following IAPP members to serve on the inaugural Canadian Education Advisory Board:

  • Antoine Aylwin, Lawyer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Abigail Carter, Privacy Officer, University Health Network
  • Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
  • Yim Chan, Global Privacy Executive, Chief Privacy Officer, IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Nicholas Cheung, CIPP/C, Principal, The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • David Dunn, Senior Manager, Risk Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
  • Robin Gould-Soil, Corporate Privacy Officer, TD Bank Financial Group
  • Jeff Green, Chief Privacy Officer, RBC Financial Group
  • Gail Guimont, Compliance Director, Telus
  • Karina Guy, Partner and National Privacy Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Lorne MacDougall, Legal Counsel, Assistant Chief Privacy Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Holt Renfrew
  • Drew McArthur, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Compliance Officer, Telus
  •  Terry McQuay, CIPP, CIPP/C, President, Nymity
  •  Thérèse Reilly, Senior Manager, Privacy, Scotiabank
  • Charmaine Shaw, Privacy Officer, LHIN 4DI-r Project and Chief Privacy Officer, LHIN 4
  • Donald E. Sheehy, CA-CISA, CIPP/C,  Associate Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

San Francisco Daily Journal Showcases the Privacy Profession

A recent article in the San Francisco Daily Journal offered readers a chance to understand the responsibilities of a Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) as well as the rapid growth in the profession, particularly for lawyers. The article, which ran last month just before the IAPP Privacy Academy 2007 in San Francisco, prominently mentions that the IAPP is adding 100 members per month.

Staff writer Craig Anderson interviewed J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, Executive Director of the IAPP, as well as IAPP members Michelle Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer, Sun Microsystems; Tess Koleczek, Chief Privacy Officer, E-Loan Inc.; and Richard Purcell, CIPP, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Privacy Group.

The article focused on the CPO role as "one of the fastest-growing positions for lawyers today." Anderson also added that privacy professionals are responsible for much more than ensuring legal compliance.

"Many privacy officers, especially in Silicon Valley, say their tasks go far beyond ensuring their companies comply with the law," Anderson told the Daily Journal. They are involved in business strategy and advising company executives about the best way to keep business and personal data secure—a role advocates say is very important in an information-driven economy."

Dennedy, who formerly worked in Sun's legal department, told the Daily Journal that she proposed the creation of a CPO position to "clarify that her role is not simply that of ensuring the company complies with all of the relevant laws and regulations."

Koleczek also pointed out that "privacy officers must be able to prove they add value to the company, and are not merely glorified compliance officers telling executives what they cannot do."

Purcell emphasized the business strategist aspect of the job as well. The article quoted him as saying, "[CPOs] need to grow to be more than a lawyer. Lawyers are classically trained as risk managers. This is a component [of the job], but it's not a goal. They have to use their education, but not let that education dictate their judgment."


If you want to comment on this post, you need to login.


Board of Directors

See the esteemed group of leaders shaping the future of the IAPP.

Contact Us

Need someone to talk to? We’re here for you.

IAPP Staff

Looking for someone specific? Visit the staff directory.

Learn more about the IAPP»

Daily Dashboard

The day’s top stories from around the world

Privacy Perspectives

Where the real conversations in privacy happen

The Privacy Advisor

Original reporting and feature articles on the latest privacy developments

Privacy Tracker

Alerts and legal analysis of legislative trends

Privacy Tech

Exploring the technology of privacy

Canada Dashboard Digest

A roundup of the top Canadian privacy news

Europe Data Protection Digest

A roundup of the top European data protection news

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest

A roundup of the top privacy news from the Asia-Pacific region

Latin America Dashboard Digest

A roundup of the top privacy news from Latin America

IAPP Westin Research Center

Original works. Groundbreaking research. Emerging scholars.

Get more News »

Find a KnowledgeNet Chapter Near You

Network and talk privacy at IAPP KnowledgeNet meetings, taking place worldwide.

Women Leading Privacy

Events, volunteer opportunities and more designed to help you give and get career support and expand your network.

IAPP Job Board

Looking for a new challenge, or need to hire your next privacy pro? The IAPP Job Board is the answer.

Join the Privacy List

Have ideas? Need advice? Subscribe to the Privacy List. It’s crowdsourcing, with an exceptional crowd.

Find more ways to Connect »

Find a Privacy Training Class

Two-day privacy training classes are held around the world. See the complete schedule now.

Online Privacy Training

Build your knowledge. The privacy know-how you need is just a click away.

The Training Post—Can’t-Miss Training Updates

Subscribe now to get the latest alerts on training opportunities around the world.

New Web Conferences Added!

See our list of upcoming web conferences. Just log on, listen in and learn!

Train Your Staff

Get your team up to speed on privacy by bringing IAPP training to your organization.

Learn more »

CIPP Certification

The global standard for the go-to person for privacy laws, regulations and frameworks

CIPM Certification

The first and only privacy certification for professionals who manage day-to-day operations

CIPT Certification

The industry benchmark for IT professionals worldwide to validate their knowledge of privacy requirements

Certify Your Staff

Find out how you can bring the world’s only globally recognized privacy certification to a group in your organization.

Learn more about IAPP certification »

Get Close-up

Looking for tools and info on a hot topic? Our close-up pages organize it for you in one easy-to-find place.

Where's Your DPA?

Our interactive DPA locator helps you find data protection authorities and summary of law by country.

IAPP Westin Research Center

See the latest original research from the IAPP Westin fellows.

Looking for Certification Study Resources?

Find out what you need to prepare for your exams

More Resources »

GDPR Comprehensive: Spots Going Fast

With the top minds in the field leading this exceptional program, it's no wonder it's filling quickly. Register now to secure your spot.

Be Part of Something Big: Join the Summit

Registration is open for the Global Privacy Summit 2016. Discounted early bird rates available for a short time, register today!

Data Protection Intensive Returns to London

Registration is now open for the IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive in London. Check out the program!

P.S.R. Call for Speakers Open!

P.S.R. is THE privacy + cloud security event of the year, and you can take a leading role. Propose a session for this year's program.

Sponsor an Event

Increase visibility for your organization—check out sponsorship opportunities today.

Exhibit at an Event

Put your brand in front of the largest gatherings of privacy pros in the world. Learn more.

More Conferences »

Become a Member

Start taking advantage of the many IAPP member benefits today

Corporate Members

See our list of high-profile corporate members—and find out why you should become one, too

Renew Your Membership

Don’t miss out for a minute—continue accessing your benefits

Join the IAPP»