Chantal Bernier joined the Privacy and Security 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
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.