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Tracy Ann Kosa, PhD

Adjunct, Department of Management


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.

Courses Taught

  • Technology Ethics
  • IT Risk
  • Privacy