Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner, 1997-2014

Picture of former Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian,

Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D. (1952- ). Courtesy of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Dr. Cavoukian was the first Information and Privacy Commissioner in Ontario to be re-appointed for a third term, and the first female to serve in this role. She is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world.

Throughout her career, Dr. Cavoukian has overseen the development of many technology-based tools and procedures to ensure that privacy is protected. She is best know for pioneering the Privacy by Design concept which encourages organizations to use privacy measures in their everyday operations.