Canada’s former Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddard joins Fasken in Montreal
Montréal — Canadian law firm Fasken has just added a prominent new name to its privacy and data security team: Jennifer Stoddart, who served as Canada’s Privacy Commissioner for a full decade.
Stoddart joins Fasken as a strategic advisor in Montreal.
As Privacy Commissioner from 2003-13, Stoddart’s work led to new changes in the country’s privacy law that took effect on Nov. 1 of this year as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
Stoddart also served as president of the Quebec Commission on Access to Information.
“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, Fasken’s managing partner, in a statement. “As an international leader in privacy, she can provide exceptional guidance and advice to our clients.”
The Privacy and Cybersecurity Group at Fasken 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.