On July 6, 2015, Carolyn Heald joined Queen’s University as its first Privacy Officer. Previously the function had been handled by the University’s Legal Counsel; however, changing times demand greater attention to ensuring that the personal information collected and used about students, employees, and any other individuals who may interact with the Queen’s community, is handled in accordance with the requirements of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The Privacy Office also responds to formal access to information requests in accordance with the Act.
Carolyn is very familiar with FIPPA, having been Director of Records and Information Management and Coordinator of the Information and Privacy Office at York University in Toronto since 2006. Prior to moving to York, Carolyn worked for the Archives of Ontario, first as a professional archivist, and then as a policy adviser and manager with responsibility for advising on records management policy for the Government of Ontario.
Moving to Kingston is a bit of a homecoming for the Ottawa native: she is a Queen’s University alumna, holding a Master’s in History. She also holds a BA in History and Canadian Studies and a Master’s of Library Science from the University of Toronto.