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Dentons partner named to federal open banking advisory panel

Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 9:03 AM | By John Chunn

Dentons announced that partner Kirsten Thompson is one of four members appointed to the federal government’s newly created Advisory Committee on Open Banking.

The expert panel will consult with stakeholders and then deliver a report to Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, which will assess the potential merits of open banking for Canada.

Thompson is a partner in Dentons’ corporate group in Toronto and is the national lead of the transformative technologies and data strategy group. She is also a key member of the privacy and cybersecurity group. She has both an advisory and advocacy practice and provides privacy, data security and data management advice to clients in a wide variety of industries.

“Kirsten has been appointed to serve on this expert committee because of both her deep expertise in privacy, cybersecurity and open banking regulation, as well as her familiarity with Canada’s financial services institutions and fintechs,” said Beth Wilson, Dentons’ Canada chief executive officer. “I am delighted that she is being recognized as a leader in this area, and we know that the committee — and by extension the broader financial services community — will benefit from her depth of knowledge and experience.”

The other members of the advisory committee are former TD Bank executive Colleen Johnston, entrepreneur and investor François Lafortune and Ilse Treurnicht, forme CEO of the Toronto innovation hub MaRS Discovery District.