Leanne Sachs is Records and Privacy Management Advisor at Ryerson University. She has over 20 years’ experience in Records Management and 12 years in Privacy. Since graduating with her MLIS from Dalhousie University, she has worked in a variety of sectors including not for profit, municipal government, private sector and higher education at Ryerson for the last 8 years.
As Ryerson's first Records and Privacy Management Advisor, Leanne is responsible for updating and implementing the Records Management Program at the University. She provides records management advice and trains staff on applying Functional Classification and the Records Retention Schedule to University Records. In addition, Leanne is responsible for managing Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) for new processes and technologies that process personal information. Leanne provides advice to stakeholders across the university throughout the process life-cycle from defining privacy requirements, through to procurement, contract reviews and implementation in compliance with privacy legislation including FIPPA, PHIPA, GDPR and CASL.
Leanne also holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C) designation.