Chantal Bernier is a member of Dentons’ Canadian Privacy and Cybersecurity, Government Affairs and Public Policy practice groups. Chantal advises leading-edge national and international companies as they expand into Canada and Europe, enter the e-commerce space, adopt data analytics, and roll out data-based market initiatives. Her clients include ad tech companies, financial institutions, biotech companies, data analytics firms and government institutions. During her nearly six years at the helm of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), Chantal led national and international privacy investigations in the public and private sectors, as well privacy audits, privacy impact assessment reviews, technological analysis, and privacy policy development and research. In her Government Affairs and Public Policy practice, Chantal leverages her many years in high-ranking positions at the Government of Canada to provide her clients with strategic counsel. Her experience as a senior executive also uniquely positions her to understand corporate management challenges in both the public and private sectors to find solutions that serve corporate interests and comply with the law. She serves clients in French, English, Italian, and Spanish, and is very active at the international level.
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. In 2012, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.