Can Compliance include Privacy?


TCAE is excited to invite Jessica Mila Schutzman, Head of Regulatory Relations at Electric Coin Co. to share her insights on inclusion of privacy in Compliance. This session will focus on the balance between regulation/compliance and privacy, including in the context of Ransomware. This session will feature discussions on contemporary topics including using privacy as a tool to fight crimes and understand the privacy-related consequences of regulation.

Learning outcome

  • Understand the rational alternative ways to view privacy
  • Become familiar with unintended privacy-related consequences of regulation
  • Appreciate privacy as a critical tool to fight crime


Jessica Mila Schutzman |  Head – Regulatory Relations, Electric Coin Co.

Jessica Mila Schutzman is Head of Regulatory Relations for Electric Coin Co. (ECC), the team that launched the privacy-preserving cryptocurrency Zcash. Ms. Schutzman is a seasoned, multi-lingual strategic advisor with extensive international expertise in due diligence, regulatory compliance, law enforcement, and business success:

As Director of Financial and Cyber Investigations for the District Attorney of Ulster County, New York, she investigated and prosecuted financial crimes, including money laundering and cybercrime. As a C-suite executive and international risk specialist, she managed a European licensed financial services company with a wide range of internationally regulated clients — executing trustee, company management, and regulatory compliance functions, often in crisis situations.

Ms. Schutzman has the unique ability to interpret tech and regulatory concepts and translate between business, governmental, regulatory, law enforcement, and societal goals, globally. Her experience includes the creation and implementation of multilingual protocols, training curricula, and technology-onboarding methodologies.

Focused on applying advanced technologies to solve large-scale challenges, Schutzman has helped turn complex problems into new opportunities for her clients and colleagues.


Melanie Lefebvre – Financial Crime Consultant | AML and Cryptocurrency Investigator | Chainalysis Training Partner – Gold

Melanie Lefebvre is an Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Senior Investigator and consultant with four years of experience, with a specialization in virtual assets and blockchain technology. She currently consults as an independent contractor for one of the world’s largest Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) and has previously held roles with other regulated exchanges and money service businesses. She is also a Certified Chainalysis Training Partner and board advisor to TCAE, and actively mentors and coaches compliance professionals looking to enter the virtual asset AML space.

Melanie actively creates and teaches educational content focused on virtual assets and its AML application to public audiences, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies and private companies. She is a frequent speaker on this subject, notably with Seneca College, the Canadian Institute for Financial Crime Analysis, ACFCS, Provincial and Federal Law Enforcement agencies, the Toronto Compliance & AML Events, among others.

She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), and holds several blockchain intelligence certifications – CCFC, CRC, CISC, and CKC.