European University Institute State of the Union
Speakers -  State of the Union


Ann Cavoukian

Ann Cavoukian is Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University. Appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario in 1997, she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of net infrastructure and business practices for the strongest protection possible. In 2010, at the International Conference of Data Protection Authorities and Privacy Commissioners, Privacy by Design was recognized as an essential component of fundamental privacy protection.