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.