Scholars

Chantal Bernier
Foundation Fellow

bernierChantal Bernier is Counsel at the Privacy and Security practice of Dentons LLP. She joined Dentons LLP after 5 ½ 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 Bernier worked at the 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. Ms. Bernier also negotiated international conventions for Canada as part of the International and Constitutional Law Section of the Department of Justice.

Ms. Bernier brings to Dentons LLP Canada 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.

Artemi Rallo
Foundation Senior Scholar

artemi.ralloDr. Artemi Rallo was Director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency (2007-2011), Chair of the Latin America Data Protection Network (2007-2010), Deputy Chair of the Article 29 Working Party (2010-2011) and Director of the Centre for Legal Studies of the Ministry of Justice (2004-2007).

Currently, he is professor of constitutional law at the Jaume I University in Spain. He has conducted research at international centres such as the International Human Rights Institute in Strasbourg, La Sapienza University in Rome, Paris I-Pantheòn-Sorbonne University and Montreal University. He is the author of numerous monographs, collective books and scientific articles in specialised national and international magazines. Most recently, he has published the book “The Right to be Forgotten on the Internet: Google vs. Spain”.

He graduated in Law with Extraordinary Prize Honours (1988) and received his Doctor in Law at the University of Valencia (1990).

Jennifer Stoddart
Foundation Senior Scholar & Former Privacy Commissioner of Canada

stoddart Jennifer Stoddart is Foundation Senior Scholar. As Privacy Commissioner of Canada from 2003 to 2013, Jennifer Stoddart and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada have become leaders both nationally and internationally in the privacy sphere.  Jennifer Stoddart has overseen a number of important investigations and audits of personal information handling practices in the public and private sectors. She was the first data protection authority in the world to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the privacy policies and practices of the popular social networking site, Facebook. Throughout her mandate, she advocated the need to ensure that both the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Privacy Act continue to provide the strongest possible protections for Canadians in an era of constantly evolving risks to privacy. Jennifer Stoddart has been involved in global privacy issues through her work with international organisations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which are examining ways to protect and enhance privacy rights on a global scale. In 2010, she led an unprecedented collaboration involving 10 data protection authorities who issued a joint letter reminding online companies of their responsibility to respect privacy laws in countries where they launch their products or services. She was selected as the 2010 recipient of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Vanguard Award for her role in establishing Canada as a leading regulator on privacy issues.