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Ann Cavoukian, PhD

Canadian

Ann Cavoukian, PhD, is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. She served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, where she created Privacy by Design, a framework that has now become an International Standard. Along with being an 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 the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada and the 2020 Canadian Women in Cybersecurity Lifetime Achievement Award.