Chantal Bernier - Dentons Canada LLP

Chantal Bernier

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2017
Phone: 613-783-9684

Chantal Bernier joined the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice of Dentons Canada LLP on October 6, 2014. She comes 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 brings to Dentons the unique insight of a former privacy regulator, as well as the unique mix of knowledge of both the public safety context and privacy law. Her experience as a senior executive also uniquely positions her to understand corporate management challenges and find solutions to both serve corporate interests and comply with the law.

At the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Chantal led the development of concrete frameworks and tools to bring solutions to privacy challenges.

London School of EconomicsLL.M Université de SherbrookeLL.B
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa The Information Accountability Foundation

Office Location

99 Bank Street
Suite 1420
Ottawa, ON K1P 1H4

Practice Areas

Privacy and Data Security Law

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