Rosario G. Cartagena

LLM (Osgoode Hall)
JD cum laude (University of Ottawa)
MSc (University of Alberta)
BSc (Brandon University)

Professional Interests

Rosario is the Chief Privacy and Legal Officer at ICES. In her role, Rosario provides strategic privacy advice to the organization and assists on legal issues. Previously, Rosario was a member of the Health Law Group at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. In her role she provided advice on a variety of health law matters, including corporate governance, public policy, risk management, privacy, health regulatory compliance, and health research.  She has also worked in the privacy and legal group at Cancer Care Ontario.

Prior to attending law school, Rosario completed a Master in Science, Public Health Sciences in population health. As part of her graduate degree, her thesis focused on the effectiveness of an HIV/AIDS program in Mongolia. After defending her thesis, Rosario was a post-graduate intern at the Harvard School of Public Health (Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights) researching human rights-based approaches to HIV/AIDS, in particular the absence of health privacy laws in countries with a high incidence and prevalence of HIV.

Rosario’s interests include the intersection of privacy in health policy in particular as it relates to rights, data and artificial intelligence.

Rosario is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C) and has a Certificate in Health Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.