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The CPO is a peer-to-peer network where members come together three times a year to connect with fellow Chief Privacy Officers, hear from experts, share successes and challenges, and gain knowledge of the latest thinking and trends in privacy. Meetings are held in major cities across Canada. 

Upcoming Meetings

February 11-12, 2020
Toronto, ON
Theme: Defining What Accountability Means – Demonstrating and operationalizing compliance in an increasingly complex regulatory environment

April 22-23, 2020
Vancouver, BC
Theme: Delving into the Digital – Building a foundation of trust through principles and enforcement 

If you would like to participate as a guest in any of our upcoming meetings. Please contact Jessica Brichta at for more information.

Past Meeting Themes

  • Privacy Breach Notifications and Reporting: Exploring Trends and Emerging Best Practices
  • Data Governance and Data Management
  • Cyber Security and Privacy 
  • Privacy and Ethics
  • Privacy: Global Issues and Impacts


“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

Contact Us

Ronson Brown

Admin & Meetings Coordinator
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Harry Sharma

Director, Innovation and Technology
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Jessica Brichta

Network Manager, Privacy, Data Analytics, & Global Commerce
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