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CIPS Webinar/Event "Privacy By Design" and CIPS Ontario AGM (Aug 31st, Toronto)
Thu, 08/31/2017
Event Location: 

With support of PWC LLC, CIPS will be hosting a live Webinar and In-Person event on Thursday 31, 2017 at 5:30 PM from PWC Tower, 18 York Street (Floor 26, Suite 26021) in downtown Toronto


Topic: Privacy By Design

It is a well-known fact that Privacy continues to suffer as preferences are given to convenience.  The fact that you have to choose one or the other is neither the answer, nor the only option available.  We need to inject ethics back into this discussion as there has been an explosion of data collection by almost every Organization. We believe both can be achieved.  Dr. Cavoukian will speak about the benefits of building privacy as a default setting and not an option (proactive vs reactive)  if we are going to succeed in maintaining privacy, which also leads to achieving security.  “General Data Protection Regulation Compliance”   (GDPR) in EU includes “Privacy by Design” and Dr. Cavoukian has been recognized by EU. GDPR is mandatory effective May 25, 2018. Organizations in EU must comply but If your Organization based outside the EU but do to do business with EU, they must comply.


Speaker: Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts.  She is presently the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University. Appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada in 1997, Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as Commissioner. During that time, she elevated the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner from a novice regulatory body to a first-class agency, known around the world for its cutting edge innovation and leadership. 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 October 2010, regulators at the International Conference of Data Protection Authorities and Privacy Commissioners unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an essential component of fundamental privacy protection. This was followed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s inclusion of Privacy by Design as one of three recommended practices for protecting online privacy – a major validation of its significance. Since then, PbD has been translated into 39 languages, giving it a true global presence. 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 also written numerous articles and Op-Eds, and has been invited to sit on many Boards.

Dr. Cavoukian expertise has been recognized in many ways. She was ranked among the top 25 Women of Influence, recognizing her contribution to the Canadian and global economy; named one of the top 100 City Innovators Worldwide by UBM Future Cities for her passionate advocacy of Privacy by Design; chosen as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business magazine for her tireless efforts as a privacy champion; awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Guelph; selected for Maclean’s Magazines ‘Power List’ of the top 50 Canadians; picked as one of the top 10 women in data security, compliance, and privacy you should follow on Twitter; recognized as a Founder of Canada’s Digital Economy at IdentityNorth 2016; named as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity, 2017; and most recently, Dr. Cavoukian was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017).


Register for this Free Live Webinar


Attend in Person (PWC Tower, Toronto)

We have very limited seats for the people who want to join the session in-person. Door will be opened at 5:00 PM for networking and light refreshments will be provided. For in-person attendance, please send an email to


This event will be broadcasted from:

PWC Tower, 18 York Street, Floor 26, Toronto, ON. M5J 0B2


This is a FREE event and each participant will earn 1.0 CPD/CPE/PD Hours.


The CIPS Ontario AGM will follow the presentation by Dr. Anne Cavoukian


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