Director, Integrity Policy and Risk Management, Integrity Branch, Service Canada
Stream 2 - constitutional and legal aspects of anonymity
Stephanie Perrin is the Director of Integrity Policy
and Risk Management, Integrity Branch, Service Canada. She is the
former Director of Research and Policy at the Office of the Privacy
Commissioner of Canada, a job she accepted after two years as the
Research Coordinator for the Anonymity Project.
She was prior to this is a well known consultant in privacy and
information policy issues, president of her own company Digital
Discretion Inc., providing advice to industry and government in the
practical implementation of data protection policies and procedures.
She is an active participant in policy discussions involving civil
liberties, sat on the board of several domestic and international
privacy organizations, and was a Senior Fellow at the Electronic
Privacy Information Centre in Washington.
She is the former
Chief Privacy Officer of Zero-Knowledge, the first CPO in Canada, and
has been active in a number of CPO associations, working with those
responsible for implementing privacy in their organizations. As CPO at
ZeroKnowledge Systems, Stephanie developed policy and management
systems to implement privacy objectives within the company, and
provided advice and analysis of customer needs and requirements for
Zero-Knowledge products and services. Active in domestic and
involved in privacy issues at the practical, policy and legislative
level for many years.
Stephanie was instrumental in developing
Canada's privacy and cryptography policies for over fifteen years.
Electronic Commerce Task Force, she led the legislative initiative at
Industry Canada that resulted in the Personal Information Protection
and Electronic Documents Act, privacy legislation that came into force
in 2001 and has set the standard for private sector compliance. She is
the principal author of a text on the Act, published by Irwin Law.
From 1991 until 1999 she represented Industry Canada on the Canadian
Standards Association’s technical committee on privacy, and was a
member of the drafting committee which developed CAN/CSA–Q830-96, the
Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information. She was a member
of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee of ISO which examined the utility of
developing a management standard for the protection of personal
information in 1997-98. She represented Canada internationally at the
OECD Security and Privacy Committee for many years and led Canada’s
delegation to the ad hoc working group which developed the OECD
Cryptography Policy Guidelines. In 2001 she was the leader of a group
of experts who prepared a Report on the utility of standards in
implementing the European Directive on data protection.
early eighties, Stephanie was one of Canada’s first Freedom of
Information and Privacy Officers, and was the first President of the
professional association, the Canadian Access and Privacy Association.
She has received awards for her work in furthering international work
in freedom of information and privacy from the Electronic Frontier
Foundation (Pioneer 2001) and the B.C. Freedom of Information and
Privacy Association (2001).
Education: BA, MA, Carleton University
Read our interview with Stephanie Perrin
A Brief History of Privacy: Privacy Risks on the Horizon
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