Luk Arbuckle

Chief Methodologist at Privacy Analytics | Author of Building an Anonymization Pipeline

Luk Arbuckle is Chief Methodologist at Privacy Analytics, providing strategic leadership in how to responsibly use and share data, and innovation into privacy-enhancing technologies and methods. He draws from an extensive background in statistics, mathematics, and engineering, as well as industry and regulatory experience. He engages senior decision makers in solving real-world problems in business and privacy engineering.

Luk was previously Director of Technology Analysis at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, leading a highly skilled team that conducted privacy research and assisted in investigations when there was a technology component involved. Before joining the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, he developed deidentification methods and re-identification risk measurement tools, participated in the development and evaluation of secure computation protocols, and led a topnotch research and consulting team that developed and delivered data anonymization solutions.

He is coauthor of the book Building an Anonymization Pipeline (O'Reilly 2020), and Anonymizing Health Data (O’Reilly 2013), as well as numerous papers, guidance documents, and patents. Previously Luk did graduate and industry research in the area of digital image processing and analysis, and in the area of applied statistics. He has been awarded numerous scholarships and bursaries, including a Canada Graduate Scholarship doctoral award.

My Sessions

Canada’s Proposed Updated Federal Privacy Law: What You Need to Know (Sponsored by Helios Data)

On November 17th, 2020, the Canadian Minister of Information, Science and Economic Development introduced Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act (DCIA). This update aims to amend the law to maintain its EU adequacy determination with the EU after the Schrems II decision in July 2020.

This panel session will look at the several existing pieces of legislation they intend to amend,  Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) into the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) and what this means for organisations.

  • Luk Arbuckle, Chief Methodologist at Privacy Analytics | Author of Building an Anonymization Pipeline
  • Mark Sward, Director of Privacy, SterlingBackcheck
  • Ann Cavoukian, Creator of Global Privacy & Security by Design and Former DataProtection Commissioner for Canada