Rosemary Thorne, CIPP/C
St. John’s, NL, KnowledgeNet Chair
University Privacy Officer
Rosemary Thorne is the university privacy officer for Memorial University and directs the university’s information access and privacy protection office (www.mun.ca/iapp). Appointed in 2004, she provides strategic advice to the university on access to information and privacy protection; develops policy, guidelines and best practices in access and privacy; reviews projects and programs for privacy compliance; and is responsible for education and training to administrative and academic offices on three campuses of the university.
Thorne is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C), the IAPP KnowledgeNet Chair for St. John’s, NL, and an IAPP certification exam item writer. In 2011, she was one of five nominees in Canada for the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award.