Data for Good: Redefining the boundaries of privacy and the public interest

Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2023

The University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society presents:


Data for Good

Redefining the boundaries of privacy and the public interest 


Chantal Bernier


Wednesday, April 5, 2023 
at 11:30 ET
Fauteux Hall, Room 302
57 Louis-Pasteur Private Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5


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Join us for a conversation with Chantal Bernier on how to redefine the boundaries of privacy and public interest in data collection.

As the capacity of information technology grows exponentially, offering unprecedented potential for data collection, mining and analytics, where do we draw the line between the data that should remain protected by the right to privacy and that which could be accessed in the interest of science, public policy, law enforcement or digital equality? We will discuss this new tension and the pressure it puts on established concepts.


About the Speaker

Chantal Bernier is currently Counsel in the Privacy and Security practice of Dentons Canada. Prior to that appointment, she was (interim) Privacy Commissioner of Canada (2013-2014), after spending five years as Assistant Commissioner. She began her career in the Canadian federal government as a lawyer in the Department of Justice. She went on to hold a directorship at the Privy Council Office before being appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Socio-economic Policy and Programs Sector, at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1999-2002) and Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Partnerships Branch, at Public Safety Canada (2002-2008). 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.


This is a hybrid event. Refreshments will be provided.

This is a free event. However, registration is required.
However, attendees can donate online to the Centre whatever they think is fair.

This event will be in English and French.
The event will be recorded, and photos may be taken.

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