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#48: Ann Cavoukian
Executive Director, Privacy & Big Data Institute, Ryerson University
Why she matters: Tells business how to keep data safe
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Ann Cavoukian’s “privacy-by-design” philosophy is an international standard. Her approach encourages corporations and governments to prioritize user privacy and embed it alongside normal business practices, contending it’s possible to hold privacy sacrosanct and make a profit. Companies such as GE and Intel follow her privacy-by-design approach. With the Internet of Things about to unleash a host of connected devices capturing reams of personal data, Cavoukian will help ensure companies handle that data with care.