Sarah Lyons, Privacy Analytics

Sarah Lyons, Head of Privacy Analytics

Sarah Lyons is the Head of Privacy Analytics, an IQVIA company. Sarah helps Privacy Analytics’ clients use and share sensitive data assets safely and responsibly for innovation that benefits everyone.

Sarah’s career has often involved developing and implementing innovative risk assessment methodologies, including for governments and Fortune 500 companies. She has helped numerous diverse organizations achieve their business goals through the safe sourcing, pooling, and sharing of sensitive data.  She has also provided privacy advisory services globally across jurisdictions, including in healthcare, life sciences, and for privacy regulators.

Before joining Privacy Analytics as COO in 2017, Sarah was a Partner and National Privacy Leader at MNP LLP. Sarah joined MNP through its merger with A Hundred Answers Inc., a Canadian professional services firm where Sarah was the COO and delivered advisory, digital and technology solutions and services. She previously led the establishment of new consulting offerings and methodologies for Ernst & Young’s growing Government and Public Sector practice, where she also managed large-scale global projects.

Sarah has a background in engineering and software, with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Engineering and a Master of Applied Science.  She holds professional certifications in privacy, audit, risk management, and information systems control, including the CRMA, CDPSE, CISA, CRISC and CGAP.  She has been recognized as a Forty Under 40 business leader by the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal (2017) and as a Rising Star by the Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association (2021).

Read Sarah’s full bio here and discover how she can help you.

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