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Ex-privacy commissioner Stoddart joins Fasken privacy and cybersecurity group

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 12:17 PM | By John Chunn


Fasken announced on Nov. 26 that Jennifer Stoddart, who served as the privacy commissioner of Canada from 2003 to 2013, has joined the firm as a strategic adviser.

Stoddart has unparalleled experience in the privacy field. She previously held the position of president of the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec, responsible for the privacy and access to information in Quebec. Under her leadership as privacy commissioner of Canada, Stoddart undertook ground-breaking work in the development and application of privacy law in Canada and provided seminal guidance to organizations, government and individuals.

“Jennifer is one of the best-known names, known to regulators and organizations around the world, in the increasingly important area of privacy law,” said Peter Feldberg, managing partner. “As an international leader in privacy, she can provide exceptional guidance and advice to our clients.”

“Jennifer understands the importance of balancing privacy rights with the need of organizations and governments to process personal information,” said Alex Cameron, the leader of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity group. Seasoned privacy lawyer and Montreal partner Karl Delwaide added “Her work on the international stage has firmly established Canada as a respected global leader in privacy.”

Fasken’s privacy and cybersecurity group assists domestic and international clients in a wide range of sectors, in all aspects of privacy and cybersecurity law. Clients include private and public sector entities, small and medium sized businesses and numerous Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.