Speaker Bio

 - Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. She is presently the Executive Director of Ryerson University’s Privacy and Big Data Institute. 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 design, 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 38 languages.

Dr. Cavoukian has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, most recently as a Founder of Canada’s Digital Economy (June, 2016).