Ann Cavoukian - Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Commissioner at Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario



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As Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Ann Cavoukian is arguably best known for her development of the Privacy by Design system. Ms. Cavoukian's concept emerged in response to the increase of large networked data systems during the 1990s. She saw that as these new technologies gained traction, legislation and industry regulation would not be sufficient to ensure that consumer privacy would be given proper focus. The Privacy by Design approach encourages business and technology developers to incorporate privacy protections as a central component of a product or service, rather than an add-on.

Ann Cavoukian's Professional Experience

Ann Cavoukian's Education and Qualifications


PhD/Doctorate - Psychology (Specializing in Criminology and Law)

University of Toronto

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