Surveillance, Then and Now: The Growing Need for Privacy & Security by Design

Presented by

Ann Cavoukian, Executive Director, Privacy & Big Data Institute at Ryerson University

About this talk

The growth of state surveillance appears to be escalating dramatically. With the most recent Wikileaks Vault 7 revelations, it is clear that independent oversight is totally lacking and yet, much-needed if we ever hope to curb such unwarranted surveillance. Transparency relating to such activities is essential in order to hold governments accountable for their actions. The need for both global privacy and security - by design, is growing on a daily basis, and will be outlined in this presentation, in an effort to move things forward. About the Presenter: 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 39 languages. Dr. Cavoukian has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, most recently as of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity (January, 2017).

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