Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an international standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 40 languages. 

She is presently the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University. Dr. Cavoukian is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, “The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust” with Tyler Hamilton and “Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World” with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named among the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, named as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business and named as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity.

Privacy by Design
Thursday, October 15 – 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
It was only a few years ago that being a privacy-sensitive organization was considered cutting-edge and maybe even risky. Now, it’s become a critical part of doing business safely, ethically and well. In this essential talk, author and privacy expert Dr. Ann Cavoukian guides you through exactly what your organization needs to do to tackle the pressing issues of privacy, security and big data. If you build privacy into your operations and technology—if you embrace privacy by design—you prevent privacy harms and data breaches, you develop a trusted relationship with your customers, you save money and you gain a competitive advantage.