John Wunderlich is a privacy expert who has worked and consulted about privacy and security for over 15 years in multiple jurisdictions. Before launching his consulting practice, he designed and implemented security and privacy programs and was a senior policy advisor to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. He has provided advice and consulting services to multiple public and private sector organizations in Canada, the United States and abroad. He serves as Chief Privacy Officer for JLINC Labs, a company that has developed protocols and software for data governance and accountability that addresses multiple privacy standards and regulations.
Wunderlich is a member of the Leadership Council of the Kantara Initiative, the global consortium improving trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization, and good practice. He is member of the Standards Council of Canada ISO working group for the development of security and privacy standards. He is also a member of the IEEE Standards Association, active in standards about privacy, including serving as vice-chair of the P7002 Data Privacy Process Working Group. Wunderlich was a member of the advisory board for the Privacy by Design certification program at the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University. He is a privacy member for the Toronto SickKids Hospital Research Ethics Board and teaches privacy and security related courses at the University of Guelph. He has authored or contributed to several books and is a frequent speaker at privacy and security conferences as well as a sought-after commentator on privacy issues in the print and broadcast media.
Wunderlich is a member and Fellow of Information Privacy of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, holding both a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada and a Certified Information Privacy Manager certification. He is a Gold Member of ISACA where he holds a Certified Information Systems Auditor certification. He has an B.A. (Hon. History) from the University of Manitoba and an M.B.A. from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.