Wade Raaflaub cayman islands obudsman employee

Wade Raaflaub

Data Protection Analyst

Mr. Raaflaub joined the Office of the Ombudsman in June 2019 ahead of the commencement of the new Data Protection Law. He has several years of experience in regulating data protection, privacy and access to information.

From 2007 to 2014, he was an adjudicator with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, Canada, where he issued binding orders to correct or prevent the unauthorized collection, use or disclosure of individuals’ personal information, and to allow individuals to have access to their personal information.

From 2015 to 2018, he was an investigator with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada, where he mediated privacy complaints made by citizens against government bodies and private organizations, and ensured general compliance with data protection legislation.

Between these two roles, Mr. Raaflaub obtained a master’s degree in law at the University of Sydney, Australia, specializing in administrative law and governance. Most recently, he returned to Alberta to conduct complex interjurisdictional investigations to protect personal data and address privacy breaches by major corporations, in conjunction with Canada’s federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Mr. Raaflaub holds certifications with the International Association of Privacy Professionals in both Canadian and European data protection law. Before his career in data protection, Mr. Raaflaub was a lawyer in private practice, a policy and compliance analyst for a government department, a legal counsel to a court, and a law and government analyst for the Parliament of Canada. He speaks fluent French and is learning Spanish.