Patrick Lo to Lead Privacy Horizon as New CEO

Will drive new PHI FrameworkTM and the Virtual Privacy Officer offering

TORONTO, May 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Mark Kohler, and Privacy Horizon Inc. ("PHI" or the "Company"), an eHealth privacy services company, are pleased to announce that Patrick Lo has joined PHI to lead the Company as its newly appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Lo brings Privacy Horizon more than 20 years of experience in the field of information privacy and data security with designations as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C).  He has held several executive positions in the public and private sectors focused on the development and implementation of privacy and data security programs and is also a recognized industry leader in adoption of best practices in privacy within the healthcare sector.

In his new role as the CEO of Privacy Horizon, Mr. Lo will be responsible for developing the Company's PHI Framework and strategic roadmap for providing privacy compliance expertise and practical solutions to early stage healthcare and fintech companies. Mr. Lo will lead the Company's multi-disciplinary team of technology, privacy and compliance experts to meet increasing governance and regulatory compliance demands from the healthcare sector.

"We warmly welcome Patrick to the PHI team," said Mark Kohler, Chairman of Privacy Horizon Inc. "We are delighted that we have been able to recruit such a seasoned privacy executive who has a deep understanding of the complexities inherent in the privacy regulatory, healthcare and technological domains."

Brendan Seaton, Founder and Chief Creative Officer for Privacy Horizon stated "Patrick is a pragmatic privacy professional.  He understands that a privacy program can be a competitive advantage for companies as well as an enabler for the development of disruptive technologies in healthcare."

Most recently Mr. Lo was Senior Program Director for the Identity, Access and Privacy Portfolio at eHealth Ontario, where he was responsible for strategy and planning, product management and adoption of provincial identity management technologies designed to control access to personal health information.  In a prior role Mr. Lo led the privacy office at eHealth Ontario, and built the Province's first "eHealth Privacy Centre of Excellence" – establishing eHealth Ontario as a leader in the development and implementation of privacy best practices.

As the founder of N2N Privacy Solutions Inc. Mr. Lo also consulted to numerous companies, creating and evaluating the privacy programs of many notable private and public sector organizations in Canada.

"I am excited about the opportunity to lead this solid team at Privacy Horizon and transform conventional privacy practices through technological innovation," said Patrick Lo. "We are seeing a proliferation of technologies in healthcare including cloud, mobile, social media, the Internet of Things, wearables and medical devices.  These apps and devices are poised to become the gateways into our health information infrastructures.  With this comes privacy issues that need to be addressed. Privacy Horizon's products and services provide a cost effective and innovative way to address privacy issues and allow organizations to focus on designing and developing their core offerings for their customers."

About Privacy Horizon

Privacy Horizon enables start-up, small and medium sized organizations to build privacy and security protocols and infrastructure faster, with greater compliance and adaptability. At a lower cost than developing traditional privacy strategies, PHI's clients are able to use a secure, cloud-based "Virtual Privacy Officer" to differentiate and more easily commercialize their products and services through a set of digital tools, including:

  • Online Privacy Training Centre - A comprehensive privacy training solution offering training programs and tracking capabilities
  • Privacy Toolkit – Online tools to enable privacy officers to identify and manage privacy risk and implement a comprehensive privacy program
  • Privacy Resource Centre – Online access to global privacy resources, including coaching and professional services as required.

Privacy Horizon is backed by a team of nationally recognized privacy and security experts, with much of their experience and special expertise in healthcare and financial services.

SOURCE Privacy Horizon Inc.

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For further information: Privacy Horizon Inc.: Mark W. Kohler, Chairman, (416) 209-8016, mark.kohler@privacyhorizon.com; Patrick Lo, CEO, (416) 274-8480, patrick.lo@privacyhorizon.com

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