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How to Protect Your Privacy Before it’s Taken Away: Embed Privacy, by Design

  • October 22, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre



Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts.  She has 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, one of the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business, and one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity.  She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017).  Most recently, she was awarded the Toastmasters District 60 Communication and Leadership Award, (April, 2018).


How to Protect Your Privacy Before it’s Taken Away: Embed Privacy, by Design

Privacy is presently under siege. With the growth of social media, wireless devices, ubiquitous computing and online connectivity, people are being led to believe they have no choice but to give up their privacy. That is not the case! Dr. Cavoukian will outline a privacy framework called Privacy by Design that will enable our privacy and freedom to live well into the future. We must reject the zero-sum, either/or model of privacy vs. security. We can and must have both! Privacy by Design enables win/win models which allow us to preserve our privacy and benefit from data analytics/security.

Dr. Cavoukian will leave you with several concrete steps you can take to protect your privacy.

 This event is part of the Fall 2018 Speaker series.

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