Michelle Chibba

Former Director, Policy & Special Projects, Information and Privacy Commissioner’s Office/Ontario

For the last 10 years, Ms. Chibba developed and led the Policy Department and Special Projects at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada (IPC). During her tenure at the IPC, her department was responsible for conducting research and analysis (see paperswww.privacybydesign.ca), as well as liaising with a wide range of stakeholders to support Dr. Ann Cavoukian’s leadership role in proactively addressing privacy and technology issues affecting the public, otherwise known as Privacy by Design.

Michelle has over two decades of experience in strategy development, most of it in the public sector where she was responsible for developing and implementing several strategic policy projects. She received a master’s degree from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), with a focus on ethics and international business. She is a frequent speaker on Privacy by Design and emerging data privacy/technology issues and has written a number of publications on privacy and technology.