Tracy Ann Kosa, PhD

Tracey Kosa

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University
PhD, Computer Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
MA, Political Science, York University
Post Graduate Diploma, Organizational Management, Humber College
MA, Political Science, University of Manitoba
Honours BA, Political Science, University of Windsor

Adjunct, Department of Management

Teaching Areas

  • Technology Ethics
  • IT Risk
  • Privacy

Personal Bio

Tracy Ann Kosa is a privacy advocate, practitioner and researcher. Today, she is a principal product manager at Alexa. Previously, Dr. Kosa served as a staff privacy engineer at Google, and finished a post-doc program at Stanford University on predicting privacy regulation. She ran the global privacy compliance program at Microsoft and served on the City of Seattle's Privacy Advisory Committee. Originally from Canada, she focused on Canadian public sector privacy working in privacy across the Government of Ontario in law enforcement, education, health, social services while serving as a member for multiple groups and advisory committees, including the TAHSN research hospital network, the University of Toronto's Research Ethics Board and Privacy Practitioners Community of Practice. She chaired the Program Advisory Committee for the Information Security diploma program for York University at Seneca College, taught Canadian political science labs at Ryerson University and information systems labs at UOIT. She holds a doctorate in Computer Science from UOIT including research work at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, Masters degrees in political science from York University and the University of Manitoba, and an hono(u)rs BA from the University of Windsor.