Kris Klein, CIPP/C, CIPM, FIP



Managing Director, Canada, IAPP; Partner

Kris Klein, CIPP/C, CIPM and FIP is one of Canada’s leading legal experts on privacy, access to information and information security issues. He is the founder and managing partner of nNovation LLP, Canada’s leading boutique firm specializing in data protection. Kris has more than two decades of experience working with, as well as within, public, private and regulatory environments, which gives him a unique perspective, as well as significant depth and breadth on data protection challenges. Kris is well-known for his expert guidance, strategic advice and concrete, practical solutions to increasingly complex and ever-changing privacy, cybersecurity and technology matters. Kris’ leadership in the field extends beyond legal services. He helps shape the next generation of professionals, teaching the Privacy Law course at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Kris is also Managing Director of IAPP Canada, where he helps to support and grow the privacy profession in Canada. He also provides frequent training to corporations and government departments. Kris has been published extensively, including co-authoring several instrumental works. Kris has litigated and counseled extensively on federal regulatory law. His experience includes working for a national firm and for the Department of Justice, where he provided legal advice to the Privy Council Office. He also worked as legal counsel with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, where he gave legal advice on legal, policy and strategic issues. Kris is often sought after to speak at conferences and with the media on privacy, access and information management and security matters.


Contributions by Kris Klein