Alec Campbell, President and Principal Consultant

Alec has been involved in the administration of freedom of information and privacy legislation since 1993. He was the first Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at the Alberta Department of Labour. He held directorships with privacy responsibilities in both the Government of Alberta and Alberta’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. In the Commissioner’s office, he led the development of that office’s privacy impact assessment process.

From 2001 to 2006, Alec was responsible for information technology privacy in the Office the Chief Information Officer of the Government of Alberta (GoA). He was responsible for policy, procedures, and privacy impact assessments for information technology operations in the government. In that capacity he also led the development of a semi-automated privacy assessment toolset and the Government of Alberta's award-winning Privacy Architecture.

Alec left the Government of Alberta to found Excela Associates Inc. in 2006.

Alec's privacy certifications include the following:

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP):

  • Cerified Information Privacy Professional, Canada (CIPP/C)
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
  • Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP - lifetime achievement)

Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC):

  • Master Access and Privacy Professional (MAPP - lifetime achievement)