Biographies

Calgary

Mr. Joseph H. Alhadeff

Joseph H. Alhadeff is the Vice President for Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist for Oracle Corporation, the world's leading supplier of information management software.

In addition to his role at Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff serves a prominent role in several influential international organizations dedicated to Internet policy, security and privacy. Among his international affiliations, Mr. Alhadeff serves as the head of industry delegation to the OECD Security Steering Group and as Vice Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Electronic Business and Information Technology Committee.

Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff was General Counsel and Vice President for Electronic Commerce for the US Council for International Business (USCIB) in New York.  Alhadeff holds an M.B.A. in management and information systems from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. from Oberlin College.

Mr. Carman Baggaley

Carman is a Senior Policy and Research Analyst with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada where he provides strategic policy advice on domestic and international privacy issues. Prior to joining the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in 2000, Carman spent almost ten years with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant.  One of his assignments while with PricewaterhouseCoopers involved working with a multi-stakeholder committee to draft the Canadian Standards Association’s Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information.  The Model Code now forms the basis for the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

Ms. Elizabeth Denham

In 2007, Elizabeth Denham was appointed Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada with primary responsibility for private sector issues. Immediately prior to this appointment, she served as the Office’s Director of Research, Analysis and Stakeholder Relations.

Ms. Denham has extensive experience in the privacy and access field from the perspectives of both government and private sector, including several years of senior level leadership in provincial and municipal governments, as well as health and regulatory organizations in Alberta.

As Assistant Commissioner, she led an investigation of Facebook, which resulted in a number of changes to the social networking site.  She also led the Office’s discussions with Google Inc., which prompted privacy improvements to the company’s Street View street-level imaging service in Canada.

Mr. David Fraser

David Fraser is the Chairman of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Privacy and Access Law Section. He practices technology, privacy and access to information law with the Halifax office of McInnes Cooper. David is the Chair of the firm’s Privacy Practice Group, working with large and small clients to implement compliance programs for privacy legislation. He regularly provides opinions related to Canadian privacy law and is a frequently invited speaker on this topic. David is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2009 in the area of Information Technology Law. He is a member of the faculty of Dalhousie Law School, where he teaches Internet and Media Law, Law and Technology, and Law and Policy for Electronic Commerce. Active in the Halifax technology community, David is secretary and director of advocacy for the Information Technology Industry Alliance of Nova Scotia (ITANS).

Mr. Michael Hintze

Michael Hintze is an Associate General Counsel in Microsoft Corporation’s Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA) group.  He joined Microsoft in 1998, and his practice currently includes a number of regulatory and public policy issues, including privacy, security, telecom, online safety, and free expression matters worldwide. 

Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Hintze was an associate with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his practice focused on export controls, the regulation of encryption technologies and commercial matters for technology companies.  He joined the firm following a judicial clerkship on the Washington State Supreme Court.

Mr. Hintze is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Columbia University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.  He has published numerous articles on a wide range of subjects including data privacy, U.S. export regulations, and capital punishment. 

Mr. Doug Jones

Doug Jones leads IBM Canada's Cloud Computing Solutions unit.  In this role he is responsible for the deployment of Cloud Computing solutions which spans IBM's product & services divisions within Canada.  With 31 years of IT experience Doug has acquired an extensive IT Services background which is rooted in infrastructure.   Doug is also a certified IT Management Consultant and specialized in IT availability.   Previous to his current role, Doug was the Business Unit Executive for IBM's IT Strategy & Architecture unit.  Throughout his career he has been focused on providing high value IT business solutions for clients across multiple industries.

Mr. Adam Kardash

Partner at Heenan Blaikie, Adam Kardash focuses his practice almost exclusively on privacy and information management law. He is the head of Heenan Blaikie’s National Privacy and Information Management group, and a member of the firm’s Marketing and Advertising and Intellectual Property groups. Adam is also a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.

Adam is Chair of the Privacy Section of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Privacy Section and served three years on the executive of the OBA’s Electronic Commerce and Information Technology section. He speaks regularly on issues pertaining to Information Technology and Privacy, and for three years taught an MBA course at York University’s Schulich School of Business on legal issues relating to electronic commerce.

Dr. Thomas Keenan

Tom Keenan is a Professor at the University of Calgary, appointed in the Faculty of Environmental Design, and as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computers Science.  He also serves as Director of the University-wide Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and from 1984-2008 he led the Shad Valley Calgary Program for Gifted Teenagers every summer. Tom enjoys commenting on emerging technologies and their implications, and has been interviewed on just about every media outlet in Canada, ranging from CBC's The National and CTV's W5 to school newspapers.  He has a particular interest in privacy and computer security issues, and taught Canada's first course on that subject on November 21, 1975.

Mr. Daniel Koffler

Daniel Koffler is the CTO for Syntenic and CloudOps. As an early cloud adopter and evangelist, Daniel has worked with most of the major private and public cloud providers in the market and actively spends much of his time helping clients evaluate, plan and migrate to cloud services. Daniel has worked on a number of cloud research papers and projects and regularly speaks at conferences on technical and business aspects of cloud computing, security, datacenter operations and the emerging DevOps and NoSQL movements. At the inaugural Enterprise Cloud Summit 2009 (part of the Interop Las Vegas conference), Daniel was responsible for building, presenting and demoing a single cloud based application that was demonstrated running on (and being migrated between) Amazon AWS, Google App Engine and several other cloud platforms.

Ms. Janet Lo

Janet Lo is legal counsel with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC).  PIAC is a non-profit organization that provides legal and research services on behalf of consumer interests, and in particular vulnerable consumer interests, concerning the provision of important public services.  Ms. Lo’s work focuses on the consumer interest in regulation and policy matters related to telecommunications, privacy and electronic commerce.  She has published research papers examining consumer protection and privacy issues on behalf of PIAC with her most recent publication discussing internet tracking of online consumers.  Ms. Lo received her law degree from the University of Ottawa with a specialization in Law & Technology as well as a degree in education from the University of Alberta.

Mr. Declan McCullagh

Declan McCullagh is the chief political correspondent for CNET, part of CBS Corporation, where he writes about the intersection between technology and privacy.  Previously he has been a senior correspondent for CBSNews.com, a reporter for Time magazine and Time.com, and Washington bureau chief for Wired. He has taught at American University and Case Western Reserve University. He lives with his wife, a Toronto-born Internet attorney who attended the University of Ottawa law school, and dual-citizen son in the San Francisco Bay area.

Mr. Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison is the CTO and Chief Architect of Layer 7 Technologies. A visionary technical leader, Scott has over 20 years of experience in distributed system security. He is an editor of the WS-I Basic Security Profile, coauthor of the original WS-Federation specification and coauthor of the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security Guidance document. Scott has held senior architecture and technology leadership positions at Infowave Software, a maker of wireless security and acceleration software for mobile devices, and at IBM. He began his career as a researcher studying neurodegenerative disorders with the world-renowned medical imaging program at the University of British Columbia.

Mr. Brian O’Higgins

Brian O’Higgins is an executive with over 20 years as a leader in security technology development for enterprise and government customers—possibly known best for his role pioneering PKI (public key infrastructure)— and as the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Entrust, a leading Internet Security Company. He was also a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Third Brigade, a provider of security products for physical and virtualized servers that was acquired by Trend Micro in 2009. Brian's approach to security is both visionary and pragmatic. He is a frequent presenter at security and industry events around the globe. In 2008, he was appointed as a delegate to the Global Cybersecurity Agenda of the International Telecommunications Union. He is also a founding author and contributor to the Cloud Security Alliance.

Dr. Andrew Patrick

Dr. Andrew Patrick is an IT Research Analyst at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada where he examines the privacy implications of new and existing technologies. He is also an Adjunct Research Professor in the departments of Psychology and Computer Science at Carleton University where he conducts research on usable security and trustable privacy protection. Andrew has also worked at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Nortel, and the Communications Research Centre (CRC). Andrew has over 20 years of experience in conducting and managing advanced research on a variety of information technologies, including Voice over IP (VoIP), multimedia collaboration systems, ecommerce trust, advanced Internet services, social network analysis, and natural language interfaces.

Ms. Kathryn D. Ratté

Kathryn Ratté is a senior attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Ms. Ratté investigates and prosecutes violations of U.S. federal laws governing the privacy and security of consumer information. She brought the FTC’s first enforcement actions under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Safeguards Rule, as well as the FTC’s case against the data broker ChoicePoint. Ms. Ratté formerly served as counsel for international consumer protection in the FTC’s Office of International Affairs, where she worked on a number of international policy initiatives dealing with privacy and data security, including the project to establish cross-border privacy rules in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).  She is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Duke Law School.

Dr. Tomas Sander

Dr. Tomas Sander is a research scientist at Hewlett-Packard Labs in Princeton, New Jersey. He is a member of the Systems Security Lab at HP, which conducts research in trust, security and privacy technologies. Before joining HP, he worked for STAR Lab, the research lab of InterTrust Technologies in Santa Clara, California on a broad range of topics relevant to advanced digital rights management (DRM). Tomas Sander received a doctoral degree in Mathematics from the University of Dortmund, Germany in 1996. From September 1996 to September 1999 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California. He founded the ACM DRM Workshop in 2001. His research interests include privacy, computer security, cryptography and digital rights management. In the last few years he has been researching and developing technology that assists implementing good privacy practices in large organizations.

Mr. Shane Schick

Shane Schick is the Editor-in-Chief of IT World Canada, the country’s premier resource for helping technology professionals succeed in the Canadian market. Shane joined the IT Business Group in 1997 as a staff writer for Computer Dealer News and was later appointed the company’s first full-time online editor. In 2007 Shane joined IT World Canada and became editor of ComputerWorld Canada before taking on overall editorial strategy for the company. Shane has been a technology columnist for the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business and in 2006, Shane received the CATA Innovation Award for Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting.

Mr. Brad Templeton

Brad Templeton founded and designed the software for ClariNet Communications Corp., the first internet-based content company, then sold it to Newsedge Corporation in 1997. He has been active in the computer network community since 1979, participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days and in 1987 he founded and edited rec.humor.funny, the world's most widely read computerized conference on that network, and today the world's longest running blog. He has been a software company founder, and authored a dozen packaged software products. He is a director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading civil rights advocacy group for cyberspace, and chaired the foundation from 2000 to 2010. Currently he is building a new startup to reinvent the phone call. He writes and researches the future of automated transportation at Robocars.net. He is also on the board of the Foresight Institute (A Nanotech think-tank) and technical advisor to BitTorrent, Inc.

Mr. Frank Work, Q.C.

Mr. Work was appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta in May 2002. Mr. Work oversees Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the access to information and protection of privacy provisions of the Health Information Act and the Personal Information Protection Act. He also educates Albertans about the Acts, advises public bodies and custodians, and investigates potential abuses.  From 1991 to 1996 he was Parliamentary Counsel to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and General Counsel to the Ethics Commissioner. In 1996 he began his career at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner as General Counsel and Assistant Commissioner.  Mr. Work received his Masters Degree in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary and a law degree from McGill University in 1981.  After a brief stint practicing corporate commercial law in Calgary, he worked for the Attorney General of Bermuda, the United Nations and the World Bank.

Toronto

Mr. Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson is Assistant Commissioner (Privacy) for the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Ken taught privacy law at the University of Ottawa Law School for three years and is a frequent speaker on access and privacy matters. Ken received his law degree from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a degree in business administration from the Ivey School at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Jacquelyn Burkell

Jacquelyn Burkell is a member in the Faculty of Media and Information Studies at the University of Western Ontario. She holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology, and her research interests include the social implications of technology. She is involved in a SSHRC-INE, along with Valerie Steeves and many other research partners, that examines the impact of technology on privacy. She teaches courses on technology in the Media, Information, and Technoculture program that examine new technologies and our interactions with them.

Ms. Catherine Connors

Ms. Catherine Connors is a writer living in Bowmanville, Ontario. She is the author of the popular parenting blog, HerBadMother.com, which has been mentioned in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the American Prospect, and many other publications, as well as on CNN, ABC, CBC, TVOntario and the BBC online. A former political scientist (University of Toronto) and frequent contributor to a variety of online and offline publications, including Canadian Family, Babble and the Huffington Post, she has written extensively on motherhood, privacy and the public sphere.

Ms. Paula Gignac

Paula Gignac, President of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada (IAB), and former Vice President of Rogers Women’s Group of Websites, is recognized throughout the industry – not only as a pioneering Web Publisher – but also as an award-winning Interactive marketer and author of digital marketing programs for clients as diverse as AirMiles, GlaxoSmithKline, Ford, Proctor + Gamble, Hershey, etc. With more than 14 years of experience in Interactive media, and an unmatched record of helping clients achieve success in the Interactive arena, she is the “go-to” expert and thought leader on Interactive advertising trends and research in Canada; and also the creator and chief instructor of IAB Canada’s industry-leading Intensive, One-Day Course in Interactive Marketing + Online Advertising.

Ms. Sara M. Grimes

Sara M. Grimes is a PhD Candidate with the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. Her research explores children’s evolving relationship with digital media culture and technologies, the rationalization of children’s play within commercialized technological systems, and the political economy of digital games. Sara has been researching children's online culture for over eight years, and has published articles on children's online privacy (with Chung, Canadian Journal of Communication) and intellectual property (New Media & Society; The Player’s Realm, McFarland & Company), as well as on the ethical and regulatory questions raised by digital advertising and market research practices (with Shade, International Journal of Media and Cultural and Politics; International Journal of Communications Law & Policy). Her more recent work has focused on the cultural and political discourses that surround children's digital gaming (with Narine, Communication, Culture & Critique), questions of authorship and affective labour raised by emerging forms of child-generated content (forthcoming), and theoretical discussions of the “rationalization of play” that occurs within virtual worlds (with Feenberg, The Information Society). Her recently completed PhD dissertation examines the various rule systems (technological, social, political and cultural) contained within popular commercial virtual worlds for children, such as Disney’s Club Penguin and Mattel’s BarbieGirls, in order to explore how commercial priorities and emerging industry trends are (re)shaping children’s digital play.

Mr. Jesse Hirsh

Mr. Hirsh is an internet strategist, researcher, and broadcaster based in Toronto, Canada. He has a weekly nationally syndicated column on CBC radio explaining and analyzing the latest trends and developments in technology using language and examples that are meaningful and relevant to everyday life. He owns and operates two companies: Openflows Networks Ltd., which specializes in using free and open source software for advanced interactive platforms, and Metaviews Media Management Ltd., which focuses on research and consulting around new media business models.  Educated at the McLuhan Program at the University of Toronto, his passion is educating people on the potential benefits and perils of technology.

Mr. Matthew Johnson

As Media Education Specialist with Media Awareness Network, Matthew creates resources for educators, parents and community groups. He is the designer of Passport to the Internet, MNet's comprehensive digital literacy tutorial for Grades 4-8. Matthew also writes the Talk Media blog, one of the most popular sections of the MNet Web site. Matthew is an educator with nearly ten years' experience teaching media education, film-making, English and special education among other subjects. His experience also includes award-winning work as a writer of prose, plays and radio and television scripts and he recently released his first novel, Fall From Earth, with publisher Bundoran Press.

Dr. Ian Kerr

Ian Kerr holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, with cross appointments to the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Philosophy. Dr. Kerr publishes on numerous topics at the intersection of ethics, law and technology and is engaged in two large research projects. The first examines the impact of information and authentication technologies on our identity and ability to be anonymous; the second examines reform of Canadian copyright legislation. He has earned six awards and citations for teaching excellence, including the Bank of Nova Scotia Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Award of Teaching Excellence, and the University of Ottawa’s AEECLSS Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Kerr sits on numerous editorial and advisory boards and is co-author of Managing the Law: The Legal Aspects of Doing Business which is widely used in Canadian universities.

Dr. Avner Levin

Dr. Avner Levin is an Associate Professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. He received his LL.B from Tel-Aviv University, Israel and his LL.M and S.J.D. from the University of Toronto, Canada. Professor Levin is the Chair of the Law & Business Department and the Director of the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute at Ryerson University. His research interests include the legal regulation and protection of privacy and personal information in various sectors and across jurisdictions, both within Canada and internationally. Professor Levin’s research into workplace privacy and online social network privacy has been funded by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Contributions Program. His most recent publication, Two Notions of Privacy Online, was published in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law and has since made four Top Ten Lists on the Social Science Research Networks website. He is a frequent media commentator on privacy related issues and is currently researching privacy and targeted online advertising.

Mr. Keith McIntosh

Mr. McIntosh is the Director of Regulatory Affairs with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). The Ottawa-based Association is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. It represents cellular, PCS, messaging, mobile radio, fixed wireless and mobile satellite carriers as well as companies that develop and produce products and services for the industry. Mr. McIntosh has overall responsibility for developing the Association’s regulatory positions and filings with numerous industry regulators and various levels of federal, provincial and municipal governments. In Keith’s decade of experience in the wireless industry, he has addressed issues ranging from radio spectrum allocation, licensing and lawful access, to enhanced 9-1-1, antenna tower siting and privacy. Mr. McIntosh also sits on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) and is a Senior Instructor with the OSC Motorcycle Training Program.

Mr. Colin McKay

Colin McKay is a public policy professional with 15 years experience researching, interpreting and communicating complex economic and social policy issues to diverse audiences.  As Director of Research, Education and Outreach at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, he and his team work on simple solutions that encourage Canadians to really think about how their identify is shaped by their own actions, by the intervention of the state, and through everyday interaction with commercial organizations.  They look to research in sociology, law, technology and economics to anticipate challenges to the privacy rights of Canadians.

Mr. Michael J. O'Farrell

Michael J. O’Farrell is the Country Manager, Canada, for the Mobile Marketing Association.

Mr. Jules Polenetsky

Jules Polonetsky has served since November 2008 as Co-chair and Director of the Future of Privacy Forum, a think tank seeking to improve the state of online privacy by advancing responsible data practices. His previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and before that at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer, and as an attorney. He has served on the boards of groups such as TRUSTe, the IAPP, the Network Advertising Initiative, the Privacy Projects, and the Better Business Bureau (NY Region). His writing and research can be found at www.futureofprivacy.org.

Dr. Teresa Scassa

Dr. Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.  She holds undergraduate law degrees in civil and common law from McGill University, as well as an LL.M. and an S.J.D. from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society since 1994. She taught at Dalhousie Law School for 15 years before joining the faculty of law at the University of Ottawa as a full professor in July 2007. She currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Information Law. During her career, Dr. Scassa has taught a range of subjects including Intellectual Property Law, Law and Technology, Public Law, Administrative Law, and Professional Responsibility. She is co-author of Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada, (CCH Canadian Ltd.). Her research and scholarship is primarily in the areas of intellectual property law, law and technology, and privacy. Dr. Scassa is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the International Trademarks Association, ALAI Canada, the Canadian Information Technology Lawyers Association, and the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property.

Mr. Prashant Shukle

Mr. Shukle is Director General, Mapping Information Branch with Natural Resources Canada.

Ms. Anne Toth

Anne Toth is Vice President of Global Policy and Head of Privacy for Yahoo! Inc. During her tenure at Yahoo!, Ms. Toth has managed a wide array of policy issues related to privacy, community, user-generated content, child safety, advertising standards, online accessibility, mobile products, and consumer direct marketing. She currently serves on the boards of the Network Advertising Initiative and the Future of Privacy Forum, and has previously served on the board of the Internet Content Ratings Association. Ms. Toth recently testified before Congress and is a frequent public speaker. Prior to joining Yahoo!, she was a research economist at the Fremont Group and worked at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in the corporate securities practice group. Ms. Toth graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor’s degree in economics and attended the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. David Vladeck

Mr. David C. Vladeck is the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. Mr. Vladeck is on leave from Georgetown University Law Center, where he is a Professor of Law. Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Mr. Vladeck spent nearly 30 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, handling complex litigation. He has argued a number of cases before the US Supreme Court and more than 60 cases before the federal courts of appeal and state courts of last resort. Mr. Vladeck testifies frequently before Congress and writes on administrative law, preemption, first amendment, and access to justice issues. In May 2008, Legal Times of Washington recognized him as one of 30 "champions of justice," and one of the 90 greatest lawyers in Washington, D.C., over the past 30 years. Mr.Vladeck is a graduate of NYU and Columbia law school.

Montreal

Dr. Manon Arcand

Dr. Manon Arcand received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in marketing from UQAM and recently completed her PhD in marketing under Professor Jacques Nantel at HEC Montréal. She has been a marketing professor at ESG UQAM since 2007. Her research interests include online consumer behaviour and the impact of the Internet on consumer privacy. In collaboration with other researchers, she has published and presented in scientific journals and at online security conferences her research findings on the impact of websites’ confidentiality policies on consumer perceptions of trust and control. She currently teaches e-marketing for the undergraduate management program at UQAM.

Dr. Harold Boeck

Harold Boeck is a professor of marketing at the Université de Sherbrooke where he is responsible for the master’s program in e-commerce. His research interests focus on social media and the ethical use of RFID, a technology increasingly adopted to track consumers and personalize their shopping experience through microchips.

Mr. Boeck is the founder of the first Canadian chapter of RFID Tribe, a judge for the International RFID Journal Awards, founder and academic director of Academia RFID as well as a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications. He is also a regular member of the PRISME, a research group specializing in business intelligence and holds a Ph.D. in Management of Technology from the École Polytechnique.

Mr. Robert Bond

Robert has specialised in data protection and information security since 1983. Regarded also as a leading lawyer in computer games by Legal 500, Robert is listed in the Who's Who of International E-Commerce and is listed for Entertainment and Media in Legal Experts 2009. He is recognised as a Legal Expert by Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyers and is listed in Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for Information Technology.

Robert is author of “Software Contracts” published by Tottel and “Negotiating International Software Licenses and Data Transfer Agreements” published by Sweet & Maxwell. He is chairman of the ICC (UK) E-Business, IT and Telecoms Committee and the IT & E-Commerce Committee of the Licensing Executives Society. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and a Companion of the British Computer Society.

Ms. Amy Buckland

Amy Buckland is the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University Library. She co-convenes the Canadian Library Association Emerging Technologies Interest Group, is Communications & Social Media chair for both the SLA Academic Division and the SLA IT Division, and is publisher of Library Student Journal, an open access, peer-reviewed, international journal. She was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2008, and a SLA Rising Star in 2010. You can find her online at informingthoughts.com and in most social networks as Jambina.

Ms. Lisa Campbell

Lisa Madelon Campbell is Acting General Counsel with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.  She leads the Branch responsible for litigation services and legal advice, policy development and Parliamentary affairs. Fluently bilingual, Ms. Campbell has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.  She writes and teaches on a range of topics, including how developments in technology shape societies.

Mr. Daniel Caron

Daniel Caron is Legal Counsel for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in Ottawa.  Daniel provides the Office with strategic and legal advice on a number of privacy related issues, and offers guidance with respect to the interpretation and application of the various provisions of Canada's two federal privacy statutes. Daniel regularly represents the Commissioner before Courts at various levels, and regularly interacts with stakeholders, international counterparts, organizations, students and members of the public on a host of privacy issues.  Daniel has a particular interest in international privacy issues and information technology.  In 2009, Daniel participated in a three month fellowship program working alongside attorneys from the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the United States Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., in order to get a unique sense of how consumer privacy is protected in the United States.  Prior to joining the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Daniel articled at a national law firm in Ottawa.  He studied the common law in French at the Université de Moncton, and holds a degree in Political Sciences from the University of Calgary.

Mr. Paul-André Comeau

Paul-André Comeau is a visiting professor at ENAP. He is the Director of the Groupe d’étude, de recherche et de formation internationales (GERFI) [international study, research and training group] and the Laboratoire d’étude sur les politiques publiques et la mondialisation (LEPPM) [public policy and globalization research laboratory].

After teaching at the University of Ottawa for a few years, he became a correspondent for Radio-Canada (radio and television) in Brussels (1970–1982) and London (1982–1985). In 1985, he was appointed Editor in Chief of Le Devoir. On October 30, 1990, the Quebec National Assembly appointed him Chair of the Commission d'accès à l'information and on June 19, 1996, his term was extended.

He published Le Bloc populaire canadien, Le lobby du Québec à Paris, and was co-director of La Démocratie en veilleuse. With the collaboration of Maurice Couture, he published “Accès à l’information et renseignements personnels : le précédent québécois” in 2003, for which he received an award from Canadian Public Administration, a scientific journal, for the best French-language article.

Mr. Gino Coutu

Gino Coutu is president of the BV! Media Ad Network. He is directly responsible for all BV! Media’s advertising operations. Since 2006, Mr. Coutu has led the development of an interest-based targeting platform unique to Canada that protects the complete privacy of Internet users while allowing advertisers to more effectively target their audience on over 400 Web sites. Prior to joining BV! Media, Mr. Coutu was the vice president of sales and business development at Zero-Knowledge, a company specializing in online consumer confidentiality and security products and services. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Coutu worked at Cisco Systems Canada as the regional director of the Internet Service Providers Branch for eastern Canada. Before that, Mr. Coutu held various positions at Ungermann-Bass Canada, Northern Telecom Canada and 3Com Canada. Mr. Coutu has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, with a major in finance and a minor in management information systems.

Dr. Jean-Marc Dinant

After two years of studies in Economics, Jean-Marc Dinant received a master’s degree, followed by a PhD, in Computer Science with a thesis on Privacy Enhancing Technologies and Infomediaries. He was the head of the computing department at the Belgian Data Protection Authority from 1993 to 1998. Since 1998 he has been a privacy consultant, mainly for the Belgian government, the Walloon Region, the Article 29 Working Group, the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

Since 1990, he has worked at the Research Centre on IT Law (CRID) at the University of Namur where he is currently head of the Technology and Security Unit, supervising various research projects dealing with technology, security and privacy. He teaches cryptography and cyber security at the University of Namur and at the High School of Engineers in Paris. He also acts as an expert witness before the courts in Belgium and has been a member of the Belgian Association of Expert Witnesses since 2003.

Ms. Karen Eltis

Karen Eltis is an associate professor with the Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section) at the University of Ottawa and a member of the Law and Technology Group. Currently a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, she is an expert in comparative law, with a particular interest in cyber law (new technologies) and democratic governance. Professor Eltis acts as a consultant with the Judicial Institute and has served as director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre. She has also taught as a visiting professor at McGill University, the Université de Montréal and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzlia.

Professor Eltis has degrees from the faculties of law at McGill University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Columbia University (thesis, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) and clerked for Chief Justice Aharon Barak at the Supreme Court of Israel.

Professor Eltis previously practised at a firm in New York, primarily in international commercial arbitration. Her most recent publications include, “La surveillance du courriel en milieu du travail: le Québec succombera t-il à l’approche permissive américaine?” (51 McGill Law Journal 475) and “The Impact of the Internet on Courts and Judicial Ethics” (Judicial Independence in Canada and the World, University of Toronto Press, 2009).

Mr. Anthony Hémond

Anthony Hémond is a lawyer and policy and regulations analyst in telecommunications, broadcasting, information highway and privacy. He is responsible for the Union des consommateurs’ Telecommunications, Broadcasting, Information Highway and Privacy Committee.

Mr. Hémond has published a number of articles in academic journals, such as the Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle and the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology. He also frequently speaks on issues as health care in Quebec, copyright, and network neutrality. Over the course of his academic career, he has authored a number of research papers and worked with Professor Trudel at the Centre de recherche en droit public at the University of Montréal.

Since joining the Union des consommateurs, he has contributed to a number of CRTC public notices on telecommunications and broadcasting and has prepared reports on behalf of the organization.

Ms. Suzanne Morin

Suzanne Morin is Assistant General Counsel & Privacy Ombudsman, Regulatory Law & Policy, at Bell Canada. She received her law degree from the University of Ottawa. After clerking at the Federal Court of Canada, she was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1992. She completed the Regulatory Best Practices Certificate program offered by Queen’s University in 1997.

Since her call to the Bar, Suzanne has been working extensively in the areas of privacy, copyright, telecommunications and electronic commerce generally, including network neutrality, lawful access, spam and online child exploitation. She continues to be involved with many associations including the Canadian Bar Association’s Privacy and Access Law Section, Media Awareness Network, Canadian Coalition Against Internet Child Exploitation, Information Technology Association of Canada and Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. Suzanne is an appointed member of the Standards Council of Canada.

She speaks frequently at Canadian and international conferences and has written numerous articles in her areas of practice.

Ms. Jennifer Stoddart

Jennifer Stoddart was appointed Canada's Privacy Commissioner in 2003.  Since then, Commissioner Stoddart has overseen a number of important investigations, including those concerning Facebook’s privacy policies and practices and a massive data breach at U.S. retail giant TJX, which owns Winners and HomeSense stores in Canada.   

The Commissioner also led efforts to help private sector organizations understand their obligations under Canadian privacy law.

Online issues have been a major priority since the beginning of her mandate.  Under her leadership, the Office has worked to promote online privacy for young people and created a website exploring deep packet inspection and its application in network traffic management, behavioural advertising and law enforcement.

Online privacy and Canada’s international trade patterns have also driven Commissioner Stoddart’s involvement in global privacy issues through her work with several international organizations.

Mr. Nicolas St-Pierre

Nicolas St-Pierre is Chief Technology Officer at Bering Media inc, a Toronto firm specialized in online IP address location technology using a system that integrates privacy into its fundamental design principles. He is presently establishing new technological means to make online marketing and ad delivery more efficient. In 2010, he demonstrated this technology at the Privacy by Design Conference hosted by Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner. More recently, from 2002 to 2008, he contributed with various telecommunications firms to the development and drafting of fundamental privacy principles for deep packet inspection. He previously held various expert positions in smart IP products with Nortel Networks.

Mr. Janic Tremblay

Janic Tremblay has worked as a radio journalist at Radio-Canada for the past dozen years, covering both news and public affairs. He has many interests, but for the past few years has specialized in the field of new technologies. In February, he participated in the experiment Huis Clos sur le Net organized by Francophone Public Radio. Before joining Radio-Canada, Janic spent some time practising law.

Mr. Jean-Michel Vanasse

Jean-Michel Vanasse is the host and producer of V’s Le Journal Techno. In his early career, Jean-Michel Vanasse was one of the youngest reporters hired by TQS-Montréal. After working for youth program Le Petit Journal, he joined Le Grand Journal, hosted by Jean-Luc Mongrain, as a new technology reporter. In June 2008, he launched Journal Techno, the first technology program to be broadcast exclusively on the Web. In June 2009, the program was nominated for a Gémeaux award. On television, in addition to his work on Le Grand Journal, Jean-Michel was also the technology reporter for Salut, Bonjour Week-End on TVA. He is now part of the Show du Matin team with Gildor Roy.

Mr. John Weigelt

As the National Technology Officer for Microsoft Canada, John Weigelt is responsible for driving Microsoft Canada’s strategic policy and technology efforts. In this role, Mr. Weigelt is the lead public advocate within the company on key issues such as the development of national technology policy and the use of technology by government, education and the healthcare community. These including leading Canadian outreach for Environmental Sustainability, Accessibility, privacy, security and Interoperability.  Mr. Weigelt is also responsible for the development and implementation of strategies which strengthen the company’s relationships with the Canadian technology industry at large.

Ms. Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson is counsel in the Legal Services, Policy and Parliamentary Affairs Branch of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.  Prior to joining the OPC, Kate practised civil litigation with a prominent Toronto firm, where a substantial portion of her practice involved advising clients on a wide range of privacy and access to information issues.  Kate holds degrees in civil and common law from McGill University and an MA in Canadian History from the University of Toronto.  Kate has presented and published in various areas of privacy law.

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