Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian named as one of Canada's Top 100 most powerful women

    TORONTO, Nov. 21 /CNW/ - Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Information and
Privacy Commissioner, was honoured today with an award marking her selection
as one of Canada's most powerful women.
    The Women's Executive Network, in its annual list of the top 100 most
powerful women in Canada, named the Commissioner as one of the honourees in
the "Trailblazers and Trendsetters" category for her groundbreaking work in
protecting privacy. Dr. Cavoukian, who has won a number of awards both in
Canada and internationally, is recognized as one of the leading privacy
experts in the world.
    "I feel very honoured to have my name linked with the distinguished
Canadian women who were given this award," said the Commissioner. "I want to
salute the Women's Executive Network for its ongoing work in drawing attention
to the outstanding accomplishments of Canadian women in so many walks of
    Dr. Cavoukian, Ontario's first Information and Privacy Commissioner to be
re-appointed to a second term, joined the office during its start-up phase 20
years ago, was appointed Assistant Commissioner in 1990 and became
Commissioner in 1997. She has also played very prominent roles on a number of
international committees and working with international organizations.
    A firm believer in the role that technology can play in protecting
privacy, Dr. Cavoukian and her office, often in conjunction with major
corporations, have developed a long list of tools, policy papers and other
material that both government organizations and the private sector can use to
protect privacy. Her mantra of "privacy by design" has now become part of the
lexicon, in seeking technology-based solutions to protecting privacy.

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