Join our upcoming webinar:

A Fireside Chat on
Privacy by Design

With Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Executive Director of the Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre.

  • Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021
  • 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm BST
Dr. Ann Cavoukian

As COVID-19 continues to shine a global spotlight on using verifiable credentials for personal health data, the need for privacy-preserving solutions has never been greater. As individuals, we need to know that our data is always safe, private, and secure — and that a return to normal life should not come at the compromise of personal or public health data.

Join us April 14 as we host Dr. Ann Cavoukian, creator of the international standard for “Privacy by Design” and former Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Canadian province of Ontario, for a very candid and timely conversation about privacy and verifiable credentials.

We’ll cover:

  • The threat to privacy posed by digital health passes that are NOT privacy-preserving
  • The lasting privacy implications of how we deploy verifiable credentials
  • Mapping self-sovereign identity to the seven foundational principles of Privacy by Design
  • The work being done at the Good Health Pass Collaborative to create a blueprint for privacy-preserving digital health credentials

Meet Our Presenter

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. 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 the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, 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 40 languages. In 2018, PbD was included in a sweeping new law in the EU: the General Data Protection Regulation. Dr. Cavoukian is now the Executive Director of the Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.