About

Morgan Privacy Consulting.
Award-winning, practical privacy guidance. 
Dave Morgan, Ph.D., FIP, CIPM, CIPP/C, CIPP/US
Principal Consultant, Morgan Privacy Consulting

Unlike many privacy professionals who provide advice with a large dose of discouragement and legalese, Dave's approach to privacy is best described as enabling and practical - Dave's goal is to help his clients make choices that best suit their needs. His disarming communication style helps break down barriers, allowing him to better understand what a client is trying to achieve and how they believe personal information can help them achieve it.  Equipped with that understanding, Dave guides clients away from pitfalls, explains the available options in clear terms, and works with the client to understand the implications of the different options.

 

A scientist by education, Dave started his career in the field of privacy as a software developer making data masking software. Over time, Dave led the organization's market research, thought leadership, intellectual property, and social media activities.

 

After his time in privacy software, Dave led the privacy portfolio at the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information, where he contributed to a variety of eHealth initiatives including the development of the Provincial Electronic Health Record and the creation of the NL Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) Online Education Program. While with the Centre for Health Information, Dave also served on the Provincial Health Research Ethics Board. As well, Dave co-chaired the Canada Health Infoway pan-Canadian Health Information Privacy Group which won the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Innovation Award in 2014 for its work developing pan-Canadian common understandings for health information privacy.

Following a brief period researching sea ice, Dave returned to the field of privacy to establish Morgan Privacy Consulting in 2016.  Through Morgan Privacy Consulting, he has helped clients across Canada address their privacy challenges.  Recently, Dave chaired the statutory review of NL Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).

Dave is a member of the IAPP and holds the Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP, Canada and US) designations from the IAPP.  As well, he has completed the Fundamentals of OCAP® course from the First Nations Information Governance Centre. He is also an active contributor to the privacy community, having authored academic and professional articles, spoken at provincial, national, and international conferences, and served on advisory boards of the IAPP.