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Sylvia Kingsmill

Sylvia Kingsmill


Sylvia is a partner in the risk consulting practice at KPMG Canada, and its national data protection and privacy leader.

She has more than 15 years’ experience providing strategic, privacy risk management and compliance advisory services, serving both the public and private sectors. She advises executive teams on data-driven digital strategies to support major business transformations in alignment with new regulations, policy and governance trends, having successfully deployed national health registries, analytics platforms and digital banking technologies.

Her specialty is transforming existing corporate compliance and privacy programs in response to internal audits, regulatory findings and exams. She often deals with banking regulators and privacy commissioners remediating compliance orders, and has advised on some of the largest high-profile data breach investigations. Sylvia is a lawyer by training and often speaks on the intersection of emerging technologies, privacy and regulatory expectations, including breach response.