Tracy Kosa

Tracy Kosa

Adjunct Professor




  • Honours B.A., Political Science, University of Windsor, 2000
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Manitoba, 2001
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Organizational Management, Humber College, 2003
  • M.A., Political Science, York University, 2004
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2015
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University 2016-present


Tracy Ann Kosa is a privacy advocate, practitioner and researcher. She's currently a staff privacy engineer at Google, recently finished a post-doc at Stanford on predicting privacy regulation. Prior, Dr. Kosa 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 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.


  • Tracy Ann Kosa, Khalil el-Khatib, Stephen Marsh. "Privacy Implications of GSM Network Services". Faculty of Business and Information Technology Technical Report. July 2013.
  • Daniel DaSilva etal. "Examining privacy in vehicular ad hoc networks". DIVANet'12 Proceedings September 2012.
  • Tracy Ann Kosa. "Measuring Privacy". Journal of Internet Services and Information Security. December 2011.
  • Tracy Ann Kosa. "Vampire Bats: Trust in Privacy". Privacy Security Trust 2010 Conference Full Paper.
  • Edward Brown, Tracy Ann Kosa. "Incorporating Privacy Outcomes". Privacy Security Trust 2008 Conference Full Paper.
  • Edward Brown etal. "Technology Choices and Privacy Policy in Healthcare". Contributions Program, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. April 2007.
  • Scott Buffet, Tracy Ann Kosa. "Towards a Consent Management Framework for Health Information Network Providers". Privacy Security Trust 2006 Conference Short Paper.