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Tara Whalen joined the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) in 2009, where she works as an IT Research Analyst. Prior to joining the OPC, she conducted post-doctoral research in computer security at Carleton University. She has a PhD in Computer Science from Dalhousie University. Tara has over 15 years of experience in the information security and privacy fields, including roles in research labs, academia, federal government institutions, and the private sector. In addition to privacy, her research interests include the human factors of security and the social implications of technology.