Chantal Bernier

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Dentons

Former Privacy Commissioner of Canada; Counsel, Global Privacy and Cybersecurity

Chantal Bernier joined the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice of Dentons Canada LLP in 2014. She came to Dentons after nearly 6 years leading the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) as Interim Privacy Commissioner and as Assistant Commissioner. She oversaw the operations of the OPC, including national and international privacy investigations in the public and private sectors, privacy audits, privacy impact assessment reviews as well as technological analysis, privacy policy development and research.
Prior to leading the OPC, Chantal worked at senior levels of the Government of Canada, including as Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Socio-Economic Development at Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada, as Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Community Safety and Partnerships at Public Safety Canada, and as Director of Operations for the Machinery of Government Secretariat of the Privy Council Office. Chantal also negotiated international conventions for Canada as part of the International and Constitutional Law Section of the Department of Justice.
Chantal’s insight as a former privacy regulator, as well as her experience as a senior executive, uniquely positions her to understand corporate management challenges and find solutions to both serve corporate interests and comply with the law.

 

Contributions by Chantal Bernier

  • Yes, Canada could lose its adequacy standing
    Privacy Perspectives
  • Canadian Privacy: Past, Present and Future
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2017
  • CETA and GDPR: Will the Marriage Last?
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2017
  • A Pragmatic Approach to Multinational Compliance
    Speaker at Canada Privacy Symposium 2016
  • PIPEDA Sneak Peek
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2014
  • Watching Them Watching Us?A Timely Conversation about Oversight of Government Surveillance
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2014
  • Stage Is Set for a Challenging Year for Privacy in Canada
    Privacy Perspectives
  • Speaker at Canada Privacy Symposium 2013
  • Speaker at Canada Privacy Symposium 2013
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2013
  • Speaker at IAPP Symposium 2012
  • Speaker at IAPP Symposium 2012
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2012
  • Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2014