John Wunderlich

Chief Privacy Officer

The JLINC protocol replaces “Terms and Conditions” with “Permissioned Data”. This solves the problem of scale with “Notice & Consent”


John Wunderlich is a privacy expert who has worked and consulted on the subject of privacy and security for over 15 years in multiple jurisdictions. Before launching his consulting practice, he designed and implemented security & privacy programs and was a senior policy advisor to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. He has provided advice and consulting services to multiple public and private sector organizations in Canada, the United States and abroad. He serves as Chief Privacy Officer for JLINC Labs, a company that has developed protocols and software for data governance and accountability that addresses multiple privacy standards and regulations.

Mr Wunderlich is a member of the Leadership Council of the Kantara Initiative, the global consortium improving the trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization, and good practice. He is a member of the Standards Council of Canada ISO working group for the development of security and privacy standards. He is also a member of the IEEE Standards Association, active in standards about privacy, including serving as vice-chair of the P7002 Data Privacy Process Working Group. Mr Wunderlich was a member of the advisory board for the Privacy by Design certification program at the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University. Mr Wunderlich is a privacy member for the Toronto SickKids Hospital Research Ethics Board. He teaches privacy and security related courses at the University of Guelph. He has authored or contributed to a number of books and is a frequent speaker at privacy and security conferences as well as a sought-after commentator on privacy issues in the print and broadcast media.
He is a member and Fellow of Information Privacy of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, holding both a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada and a Certified Information Privacy Manager certification. He is a Gold Member of ISACA where he holds a Certified Information Systems Auditor certification. Mr Wunderlich has a B.A. (Hon. History) from the University of Manitoba and an M.B.A. from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

My Sessions

Consent in Action


Interoperability in the management of consent will allow safe, seamless sharing of personal data for individuals. In this session we will explore the role of consent in the GDPR, the practical implications of compliance and see standards-based approaches to consent management in action. GDPR: How to Tackle Consent and Preference Management Alex Cash, OneTrust Consent […]