Rachel Hayward

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

Rachel has over 15 years’ experience working in the privacy field. She has been in her current role as Director, Compliance and Special Investigations, with the Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for about 4 years. Her team leads high profile investigations, and offence investigations including the largest offense investigation in the history of the office, which resulted in 38 charges under the Health Information Act and additional criminal charges. Rachel is also responsible for the management of all breaches and privacy impact assessments reported to the office, comprising of approximately 70% of the files submitted to the office each year. She has a Master's degree in Public Administration, and is Certified Privacy Professional (Canada) and certified Information Privacy Manager. She was recently awarded the status of Fellow of Information Privacy by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is also certified in risk and information systems control.