A national thought leader on emerging privacy issues, Patricia brings a broad policy perspective to her role in guiding clients through the complex web of provincial, federal and international privacy laws and directional trends impacting the Canadian marketplace. As former Senior General Counsel at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), she has extensive privacy regulatory experience, with a deep appreciation for the real data governance challenges facing businesses, governments and public sector institutions in a fast-changing environment of disruptive technologies.
Patricia has played a key role in advancing and shaping privacy law, having litigated major cases before the courts, advised on seminal privacy investigations, appeared before Parliament Committee on significant legislative bills, and developed practical regulatory guidance on a wide range of privacy and access issues. She has also published and spoken extensively on matters of privacy, health law and ethics. With her strategic legal insights and deep policy knowledge, Patricia equips our clients to better understand, anticipate and address privacy risks in order to enable responsible and sustainable innovation.
Patricia is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Barreau du Québec.Bio on Osler.com