Robert Bay (He/Him), MA, CIPP/C

Privacy Consultant

Robert joined the Mara team as a Privacy Consultant after 15 years of privacy and access experience as a representative of both oversight and government organizations in the Nova Scotia public sector. With a wealth of experience in privacy and access to information, Robert brings a unique and valuable perspective to the challenges his clients face, and a passion for service excellence.

At the Nova Scotia Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Robert was the lead investigator and author of several major privacy investigation reports, played a key role in the OIPC’s early involvement with health information privacy legislation, and led privacy and information access training and consultation sessions with many public bodies and custodians. Later he joined the Department of Service Nova Scotia where he supported a range of public sector clients and teammates through privacy challenges large and small, a high caseload of access to information requests, and the introduction of a new case management system. 

Robert holds a Master of Arts (History) from Dalhousie University and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C) certification. In his down time, Robert enjoys spending time with his family, and staying active with as much hockey ice time as he can get. 

Areas of Specialty
Privacy Breach Investigations, Access to Information, Privacy Impact Assessments, Privacy Management Programs, Legislative Analysis