2001 Conferences

8th CACR Information Security Workshop
2nd Annual Privacy and Security Workshop

Conference Chair
Mike Gurski
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.