Contributor: Chantal Bernier

On November 27, 2013, Chantal Bernier was appointed Interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada beginning December 3, 2013. She was Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada from December 2008 to December 2013. Ms. Bernier started her career in the federal government as a lawyer in the Department of Justice Canada. She went on to hold a directorship at the Privy Council Office before being appointed Assistant Deputy Minister at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and later on at Public Safety Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Sherbrooke and a Masters in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

From the Regulator

Stage Is Set for a Challenging Year for Privacy in Canada

By Chantal Bernier

Shakespeare wrote in The Tempest that “What’s past is prologue,” and this notion definitely holds true when we consider the most significant privacy issues for Canadians in 2014.

Issues such as government surveillance and massive data breaches that pushed privacy to centre stage last year—prompting Dictionary.com to make “privacy” its word of the year—will undoubtedly continue to be hot issues.

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