8th CACR Information Security Workshop
2nd Annual Privacy and Security Workshop
Information & Privacy Commission, Ontario
Conference Chair Bio
Mike Gurski is the Senior Policy and Technology Advisor for the Information
Privacy Commission of Ontario. Mike has published articles on e-mail
encryption and P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences), a privacy specification
for the Web, as well as papers on Privacy Design Principles and Privacy
Impact Assessments for Integrated Justice Technology Systems. This was done
in partnership with the United States Justice Department's Office of Justice
Programs. Mike also consults with the Ontario Government on their Enterprise
Information Architecture, Public Key Infrastructure Initiatives and Smart Card
Project. Mike is also a member of the Policy Outreach Group, the World Wide
Consortium that is implementing P3P initiative.
Mike is a frequent speaker on privacy issues and most recently developed and
gave privacy lectures to the Ivey Business School at Western.
Before joining the Information and Privacy Commission he held senior policy
positions in Management Board Secretariat and community and Social Services
wehre he developed government policy for Young Offenders and natives. Most
recently Mike managed technology projects, including software design and data
base development and management, for Ontario Works, teh government's Welfare
program. Mike holds degrees in English and Architecture and enjoys cycling
through France or exploring pre-Celtic megalithic Architecture in Ireland.