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Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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The Privacy Pro is available for keynotes, podcasts, and publications. We would love to hear your ideas for topics and content, some common topics we talk about include:

  • The Data Ethics Ecosystem
  • Privacy Careers
  • The Canadian Privacy Landscape
  • What Boards Need to Know about Privacy
  • Privacy Issues for B2B SaaS companies
  • Building a Culture of Privacy
  • Privacy Audits

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Past Speaking Engagements

  • Statutory MadLibs: Artificial Intelligence and Data Act Edition
  • IAPP Canadian Privacy Symposium, Toronto, May 26, 2023
  • As part of a series of blog posts on Bill C-27, Dr. Teresa Scassa published a game of Statutory MadLibs to highlight the fact that some of the most important parts of the proposed Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) are effectively left blank.

    Through an interactive, fun, and hopefully somewhat absurd game of MadLibs, panelists will offer their perspectives as legal, technical, and business experts and ask session participants to weigh in on what the AIDA does and does not include, and what the regulations should and should not include.


    1. Three different and sometimes conflicting critiques of the strengths and shortcomings of the proposed AIDA
    2. Advanced-level debate about the technical, legal, and business implications of modern regulatory approaches
  • Data Privacy: What Boards Should Ask about Privacy
  • Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC), Live Webinar, March 8, 2023, Virtual
    • Nicholas Cheung, GPC.D, VP Privacy Training and Director of Client Relations, The Privacy Pro
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  • Digital ID Platforms for Public Services – “Trust but Verify”
  • 25th Annual Vancouver International Privacy & Security Summit, February 22-24, 2023, Vancouver, BC
    • Jeannette Van Den Bulk, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Adjudication, and Audit, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
    • Katherine Benjamin, Chief Digital Officer, Head of Enterprise Digital Credentials, Government of Canada
    • Gail Hodges, Executive Director, OpenID
    • John Wunderlich, Senior Advisor, The Privacy Pro
  • Driving Privacy to the Forefront of Intelligent Reality
  • IEEE 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Reality (ICIR 2022), December 15, 2022, Virtual
    • Nicholas Napp, Co-founder, Xmark Labs; Board Chair, FabNewport
    • Katina Michael, Professor, Arizona State University; Director, Society Policy Engineering Collective (SPEC); Founding Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society
    • Angelo Ferraro, Research Fellow & Research Assistant, University of South Carolina
    • Lauren Reid, President and Principal Consultant, The Privacy Pro

  • Designing for Privacy in the Physical World
  • IAPP Data Protection Congress, November 17, 2022, Brussels
    • Hubert Beroche, Founder, Urban AI; Co-Founder, President, AI for Tomorrow
    • Sarah Gold, CEO, Founding Partner, Projects by IF
    • Jacqueline Lu, Co-Founder, Helpful Places; Data Lead, Mozilla Foundation
    • Lauren Reid, President and Principal Consultant, The Privacy Pro

  • Evolving Your Organization’s Understanding of Privacy
  • Privacy + Security Academy, November 4, 2022, Washington, DC
    • Jason Cronk, Privacy Engineer, Enterprivacy Consulting Group
    • Shoshana Rosenberg, Founder and General Counsel, SafePorter
    • Lauren Reid, President and Principal Consultant, The Privacy Pro

  • Risk Balancing for the Full Range of Fundamental Rights
  • 44th Global Privacy Assembly, October 26, 2022, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Alexander McD White, Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda
    • Harvey Jang, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco
    • Martin Abrams, Chief Policy Innovation Officer, Information Accountability Foundation (IAF)
    • Lauren Reid, President and Principal Consultant, The Privacy Pro
    • Sheila Colclasure, Global Chief Digital Responsibility and Public Policy, Interpublic Group (IPG)

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  • CPA Canada International Member Event, October 12, 2022, Virtual
  • Getting up to Speed on International Privacy Enforcement Actions
    • Nicholas Cheung, CPA, CA, CIPP, CIPM
  • 2022 USENIX Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect - June 23–24, 2022 Santa Clara, CA, USA + Virtual
  • Privacy Audits 101
    • Lauren Reid, President, The Privacy Pro


  • IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium, Toronto, May 2022
  • Privacy at Odds: Managing Conflict in Public and Private Sector Relationships
    • Meaghan McCluskey, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, Associate General Counsel, Research, TrustArc
    • Victoria McCorkindale, Associate, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie
    • Lauren Reid, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, President, The Privacy Pro
    • Kara Selke, FIP, CPO, StreetLight Data
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  • Vancouver International Privacy & Security Summit, March 2022
  • Smart Cities: The New Modernization Strategy Banking on “Your Data”
    • Dr. Douglas Olson, Chair, SAFE Design Council
    • Lauren Reid, President, The Privacy Pro
    • Leo de Sousa, Director of Enterprise Technology, City of Vancouver
    • Dr. Brenda McPhail, Director, Privacy, Surveillance, and Technology Program, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Interop Digital, March 2022
  • Data Governance Tools & Techniques for a Data-Driven Business
    • Sanjay Srivastava, Chief Digital Officer, Genpact
    • Eli Adry, CEO, Data Hunters
    • John Wunderlich, Senior Consultant, The Privacy Pro
    • Mark Milone, Data Strategy Leader, BluePrint Technologies
    • Donald Farmer, CEO, Treehive Strategy
    • Moderator: Romi Mahajan, President/Founder, The KKM Group

Privacy + Security Forum
  • Canada Update
  • Privacy + Security Forum, September 2021
    • Constantine Karbaliotis, nNovation LLP
    • Vance Lockton, Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
    • Lauren Reid, The Privacy Pro


  • IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive Online, July 2021
  • MeToo vs. GDPR: Investigating Sexual Misconduct by EU Employees
    • Marion de Castelbajac, Privacy Consultant, The Privacy Pro
    • Jeffrey W. McKenna, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Senior Privacy & eDiscovery Attorney, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
    • Ann-Kathrin Müller, CIPP/E, Senior Privacy Counsel, TechData
    • Christian Schröder, IP/IT Data Privacy Practice Group Leader, Orrick Düsseldorf
  • Future Look: Data Ethics and Public Policy Risk
  • IAPP Canada Symposium, Toronto, May 2019
    • Peter Cullen, CIPP/US, Executive Strategist, Policy Innovation, Information Accountability Foundation
    • Lauren Reid, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, President, The Privacy Pro
    • Pamela Snively, VP,Chief Data and Trust Officer, TELUS
    • Jordan Prokopy, Director, National Practice Privacy Leader, PwC
  • Unlocking the Value of Data in Smart Cities
  • IAPP Canada Symposium, Toronto, May 2019
    • Kristina Verner, Waterfront Toronto
    • Jennifer Rees-Jones, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
    • Kara Selke, Streetlight Data
    • Lauren Reid, The Privacy Pro
  • Ethics by Design: Building A Framework for Ethical Assessments and Data Stewardship
  • International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Brussels, October 2018
    • Stephen Kai-yi Wong, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong China
    • Martin Abrams, Ex. Director Information Accountability Foundation
    • Peter Cullen, Executive Strategist, Information Accountability Foundation
    • Andrea Jelinek, Chair, EU Data Protection Board
    • Lynn Goldstein, Senior Strategist, Information Accountability Foundation
    • Gracie Ng, Associate Director , ICT Cluster and Smart City Platform, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
    • Geoff Brown, Associated General Counsel, Microsoft
    • Lauren Reid, Director, Privacy and Data Governance, Sidewalk Labs
    • Pam Dixon, President, World Privacy Forum
    • Eric Tse, Assistant Privacy Commissioner, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong China
  • AI and Privacy
  • Toronto Synthetic Intelligence Forum, Toronto, June 2018
  • Sidewalk Toronto: Privacy by Design in Urban Innovation
  • IAPP Canada Symposium, Toronto, May 2018
    • Alyssa Harvey Dawson, General Counsel, Head of Legal, Sidewalk Labs
    • Ryan Merkley, CEO, Creative Commons
    • Lauren Reid, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, Director of Privacy and Data Governance, Sidewalk Labs
    • John Wittrock, Lead Privacy Engineer, Sidewalk Labs

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