Advisory Board

Ann Cavoukian – Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. She is presently the Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University. Appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada in 1997, Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as Commissioner. 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 October 2010, regulators at the International Conference of Data Protection Authorities and Privacy Commissioners unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an essential component of fundamental privacy protection. Since then, PbD has been translated into 37 languages.

Dr. Cavoukian’s expertise has been recognized in many ways. She was: ranked among the top 25 Women of Influence, recognizing her contribution to the Canadian and global economy; named one of the top 100 City Innovators Worldwide by UBM Future Cities for her passionate advocacy of Privacy by Design; chosen as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business magazine for her tireless efforts as a privacy champion; awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the Unviersity of Guelph; she was selected for Maclean’s Magazine’s ‘Power List’ of the top 50 Canadians, and most recently, picked as one of the top 10 women in data security, compliance, and privacy you should follow on Twitter.

In her leadership of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University Dr. Cavoukian is dedicated to demonstrating that Privacy can and must be included, side by side, with other functionalities such as security and business interests. Her mantra of “banish zero-sum” enables multiple interests to be served simultaneously – not one to the exclusion of the others.

Dawn Jutla
Sobey School of Business
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr. Jutla is a Professor of Business and Computer Science, and founder of the Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dawn is a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)-funded researcher, multi-disciplinary educator, and a practicing industry consultant in privacy, emerging information technologies, e-commerce, strategy, and big data management. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and is the co-author of a book in the Addison Wesley IT Series entitled: E-Business Readiness: A Customer-Focused Framework.  Dawn currently sits on two Boards: the Board of Directors for the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), and the Saint Mary’s Board of Governors. In 2012, she convened the OASIS Privacy by Design for Software Engineers (PbD-SE) Technical Committee, which she currently co-chairs with Dr. Ann Cavoukian. She is an editor and active contributor on the OASIS Privacy Management Reference Model draft specification, and the emerging PbD-SE specification. Her honors include the 2009 World Technology Award for IT Software for her work in online privacy.

Claudia Diaz
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Diaz is currently a professor at the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) research group of the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) at the KU Leuven, where she coordinates the Privacy and Identity Management subgroup. She holds a Master degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain) and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the KU Leuven (Belgium). The focus of her research is Privacy Enhancing Technologies. She has published more than 40 research articles on topics ranging from the formalization, modeling and quantification of privacy properties, to the design and analysis of privacy preserving systems, and interdisciplinary aspects of privacy.

Rodica Tirtea and Daria Catalui
ENISA – European Agency for Network and Information Security
Athens, Greece

Dr. Rodica Tirtea joined the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) in November 2009. She is currently part of the Information Security & Data Protection Unit. Since she joined ENISA, she has co-authored and managed more than 10 reports and studies, covering topics in the areas of privacy & trust, resilience and cryptography. Previously she worked as a lecturer at the University of Oradea (Romania). Between 2001 and 2005 she worked as a researcher in ESAT/K.U.Leuven (Belgium). She holds PhDs in Engineering from K.U.Leuven (Belgium) and in Computer Science from ‘Politehnica’ University of Timisoara (Romania). She holds a first degree in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Oradea.

Daria Catalui deals with Network and Information Security in Education, stakeholder management and outreach strategies. Her work focuses on communicating towards the end user and the behaviour of youth towards ICT. Her professional background includes working with the EC and the CoE on youth and educational policies, social entrepreneurship and community development initiatives. Daria holds academic qualifications (B.A. and M.A.) in public policy from the University of Bucharest, Romania.