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PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER

The principal and founder of Streamline Counsel Janina M. Kon, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B, CIPP/C is a practicing lawyer, senior privacy and access to information consultant, and a Faculty member for a number of years at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

Ms. Kon has experience advising in the areas of administrative law, health law, and in the negotiating and drafting of business contracts. Ms. Kon served as Chief Privacy Officer and as Legal Counsel in a large Health Authority in British Columbia.

Ms. Kon has designed and implemented privacy and access to information compliance and privacy risk management programs for a broad spectrum of leading Canadian corporations such as Nintendo of Canada Ltd., transportation authorities such as the Vancouver International Airport Authority, public bodies such as the British Columbia Safety Authority and a large provincial health authority, professional and industry associations such as the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, and charities such as The Variety Club. She has many years of experience in corporate policy development, legal compliance audits, the development of compliance training programs, preparing information sharing and data access agreements, conducting privacy impact assessments, and in advising private and public sector organizations on a full range of privacy and access to information issues.

Ms. Kon advises on complex privacy issues in the health care context, including in the areas of electronic health records, outsourcing of services, health research, and in the development of policies and procedures for protecting clinical data.

Ms. Kon is a past Co-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section.

Ms. Kon has developed and led numerous courses and corporate training sessions on the full range of privacy risk management and privacy compliance issues. Ms. Kon developed and led the first private sector privacy course offered at an academic institution in British Columbia- the New Privacy Laws course in the Executive Education program at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.

Beyond business, legal practice, and teaching experience, Ms. Kon also has experience in judicial decision-making. She served, through appointment by the Minister of Labour for the Province of British Columbia, as an adjudicator on the Employment and Income Assistance Appeal Tribunal.