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Sylvia Kingsmill

Partner, National Leader, Digital Privacy and Compliance, Forensic Services

KPMG in Canada

Sylvia is a Partner in the Risk Consulting practice at KPMG Canada, and the National Data Protection and Privacy Leader.

Sylvia has over 15 years’ experience providing strategic, privacy risk management and compliance advisory services, serving both the public and private sectors.  She advises executive teams on data-driven digital strategies to support major business transformations in alignment with new regulations, policy and governance trends, having successfully deployed national health registries, analytics platforms and digital banking technologies. 

Her specialty is transforming existing corporate compliance and privacy programs in response to internal audits, regulatory findings and exams. She often deals with banking regulators and Privacy Commissioners remediating compliance orders, and has advised on some of the largest, high-profile data breach investigations. Sylvia is a lawyer by training and often speaks on the intersection of emerging technologies, privacy and regulatory expectations, including breach response. Her privacy career began at the Information Privacy Commissioner's office (for Ontario) where she conducted extensive pan-Canadian regulatory privacy reviews, handled public sector privacy complaints, and amended privacy regulations to enable health registries to operate across Ontario for eHealth initiatives.

Sylvia Kingsmill

Education and qualifications

  • Law Society of Upper Canada (Called to Ontario Bar in 2003)

  • LLB, University of Ottawa

  • BA Honours in Sociology, York University


  • Privacy by Design Certification

  • Law Society of Upper Canada (Called to Ontario Bar 2003)

Community Involvement

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member

  • International Women of Risk Community, Canadian Chair, KPMG in Canada

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