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Council of Chief Privacy Officers

The Council of Chief Privacy Officers (CPO) is a network of senior privacy executives from major organizations across a variety of industry sectors. It provides networking and research opportunities for chief privacy officers who are responsible for their organization’s privacy practices.

The role of the Council of Chief Privacy Officers is to:

  • Provide a forum for dialogue about privacy and opportunities to tap into the implementation experience of others
  • Look at the privacy compliance practices and experiences of other companies
  • Benchmark best practices in privacy issues in Canada and other countries

Recent Themes or Topics

  • Cyber Security and Privacy 
  • Privacy and Ethics
  • Privacy: Global Issues and Impacts
  • Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Privacy Programs
  • Cloud Computing and Privacy
  • Privacy Programs: Renewal and Readiness
  • Sustaining an Effective Privacy Oriented Culture
  • Privacy and the Monetization of Data
  • Breaches
  • Privacy Policies, CASL and Legislative Updates
  • Big Data and Privacy
  • CASL and Other Privacy Updates
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Preventing, Mitigating and Managing the Insider Threat
  • Leadership and Privacy
  • Building a Culture of Privacy
  • Privacy and Marketing: Finding the Right Balance for Business Growth
  • Social Media and Privacy
  • Security and Privacy - Working Together
  • The Blurring boundary between Personal and Business - Ethical and Privacy Related Challenges

 “The Council of Chief Privacy Officers is an excellent forum for keeping abreast of changes in the world of privacy and sourcing best practice tips from a group of peers.” 

—HSBC Bank Canada

"Like many compliance professionals, I have limited resources to steer into conferences and training.  Therefore, I was initially hesitant about joining the Council of Chief Privacy Officers.  However, I have found that I derive great value from my membership.  Council meetings always involve high level presenters who are experts in their fields and engaged privacy colleagues battling the challenges similar to those I face in my organization.  I walk away from each meeting with new ideas I can immediately implement to strengthen my organization’s privacy compliance program.  I had attended numerous privacy conferences prior to joining the Council.  Now I am considering whether there is any need for me to attend privacy conferences organized by other organizations."

Canadian Western Bank