Kris Constable is a leading privacy advocate and an expert in information security who is also active in Greater Victoria’s non-profit sector. A native of Ontario and a former global security expert for Nortel in Ottawa, Kris has been in Victoria for just over four years, operating his own company, PrivaSecTech, which specializes in providing technical advice to organizations looking to improve privacy and security policies and practices, as well as handling audits and incident investigations. Kris also acts as a technical adviser for several privacy organizations across Canada, and is a member of the privacy and access committee for the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.
Kris also is the founder of IdeaWave, a conference held in Victoria with the aim to engage critical thinkers and foster innovation in the community.
An active volunteer, Kris is the president of the Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling club in downtown Victoria, and was instrumental in saving the club two years ago by preventing the site from being developed by the city. Kris also sits on the boards of directors for the Together Against Poverty Society, an advocacy group for people living in poverty, and Atomic Vaudeville, a theatre company.
Because of his active community involvement, Kris maintains more than a dozen Twitter accounts for various organizations, as well as several CMS/Wordpress installations, Facebook pages, websites and other social media tools.