Chantal Bernier



Co-chair, Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Group

Chantal Bernier joined the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice of Dentons Canada LLP in 2014. She came to Dentons after nearly six years leading the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) as interim privacy commissioner and as assistant privacy 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 serve corporate interests and comply with the law.


Contributions by Chantal Bernier