Claudiu POPA

Principal Risk Advisor, Informatica Corporation

Claudiu Popa is the principal Risk Advisor for Informatica Corporation. As an information security and privacy professional, he works with board-level executives to implement enterprise risk strategies, help define and implement industry standards, and to build security and privacy awareness to protect the most valuable intangible asset in the global economy: information.


Partner, Aird and Berlis LLP

Donald Johnston is Partner and Co-leader of the Technology Team at Aird and Berlis LLP. His deep experience brings focus to technology matters, including e-commerce, privacy and data security, outsourcing, technology law, and e-health law. Don is also chairman of the board of Skymeter Corporation, which has adopted ‘Privacy By Design’ principles to solve the problem of the collection of personal location information arising from in-vehicle data collection and vehicle use charging.

Paige Backman

Partner, Aird and Berlis LLP

Paige Backman is a partner and Co-leader of the Privacy Team at Aird & Berlis LLP and a member of the firm's Corporate/Commercial and Technology &  Communications Groups. She counsels multinational and domestic entities on compliance with Canadian privacy laws, implementation of same within international compliance obligations, breach notification and processes surrounding complaints and investigations relating to breaches of Canadian privacy laws.

John Wunderlich


John Wunderlich, CISA, CIPP/C, is an information security and privacy consultant. His leadership roles have included Director of Privacy for Cancer Care Ontario, Senior Policy and Information Technology Advisor to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC), and Program Manager at Ceridian Canada.





James Lee

Information Security Professional

James Lee is an information security professional, a privacy risk researcher, and a university lecturer on business IT & IT security. With a decade of systems development experience, he brings focus to the business value of doing privacy right.

Dan Michaluk

Partner, Hicks Morley

Dan Michaluk is partner and Chair of the Information Management and Privacy practice group at law firm Hicks Morley. He acts exclusively on behalf of management in a full range of matters related to information management and privacy, regulatory compliance and employment.

Patrick Kenny


Patrick Kenny, MAPP is an experienced privacy officer and consultant in the Canadian healthcare sector. His 20 years of IT experience brings a seasoned perspective to building privacy into business processes and technology, and to its business opportunities.

Mario Morel

President, YourPrivacy

Mario Morel is a privacy expert, bringing 20 years of experience in information security and personal information privacy. As President at YourPrivacy, his focus includes privacy legislation, the disclosure of personal data in market and health research, and privacy compliance infrastructures.


Resources and Acknowledgements



Thérèse Reilly, CIPP/C, is a privacy lawyer and consultant. Specialized in privacy and the management of data security and personal information breaches, she counsels clients on the essentials of a privacy compliant management program, breach response, privacy policies and training. Her expertise and devotion to privacy law includes 14 years of leadership as in-house counsel and roles as Director of Privacy for an Internet business and Chief Privacy Officer in the financial services sector. 

Nicholas F. ChEung


Nicholas F. Cheung, CA, CIPP/C, leads the Privacy Services area of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), where he focuses on raising awareness of privacy resources and services offered by Chartered Accountants. He was also a contributor to “The Canadian Privacy and Data Security Toolkit for Small and Medium Enterprises”, authored by Claudiu Popa and published by the CICA.


Founder, Privacy Marketing Group

Jeff Kirke is the founder of The Privacy Marketing Group – a business which helps organizations protect personal information and, as importantly, communicate that commitment to their customers and other stakeholders.  Previously, he created and led the Privacy by Design marketing strategy for the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, helping to make PbD “the international gold standard” in the protection of personal information.


Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world. An avowed believer in the role that technology can play in protecting privacy, Dr. Cavoukian's leadership has seen her office develop a number of tools and procedures to ensure that privacy is protected in Ontario – and around the world.