Chantal Bernier

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Dentons

National Practice Leader, 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

  • Canadian Privacy Bar Section Forum
    Forum Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019
  • Privacy Bar Section Forum
    Forum Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Privacy Bar Section Forum
    Forum Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Smart Cities: A privacy law deep dive
    Speaker at Toronto KnowledgeNet: March 27, 2019
  • Privacy and Trade - What is at Stake for Canada’s Privacy Law Under GDPR?
    Speaker at Toronto KnowledgeNet: January 25, 2018
  • The Practical Issues of Health Privacy
    Speaker at Ottawa KnowledgeNet: November 16, 2017
  • 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 IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2016
  • Member of Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board 2016 - 2019
  • Privacy Risk Management: Challenges and Strategies for Decision Makers in a Changing Landscape
    Speaker at Ottawa, Ontario KnowledgeNet: September 15, 2015
  • Stage Is Set for a Challenging Year for Privacy in Canada
    Privacy Perspectives