Dean Dolan


Staples Canada

General Counsel and CPO

Dean Dolan is General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for Staples Canada.  A highly regarded privacy and data security lawyer, Dean has served on the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association's Privacy Law Section, the Advisory Board of the Conference Board of Canada's Chief Privacy Officer's Council, the Retail Council of Canada's Privacy Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, and is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional.  He is an author and frequent speaker on privacy and data security matters, and in particular in the past several years has spoken frequently on the GDPR and its impact on international business organizations including at the Conference Board of Canada; the Retail Council of Canada; the Law Society of Upper Canada; the IAPP Annual Canada Privacy Symposium; the inaugural IAPP KnowledgeNet in Mexico City; and the Association of Records Managers of America Annual Meeting.

Prior to joining Staples, Dean was Counsel to Baker McKenzie’s Toronto office, and previously served as Vice-President, Associate General Counsel and Privacy Officer for a large multi-national retailer in Canada. 


Contributions by Dean Dolan

  • How to Manage Third-Party Cybersecurity and Privacy Risk
    Speaker at Toronto KnowledgeNet: October 29, 2019