Kris Klein

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Privacy Lawyer, nNovation LLP

Kris Klein, CIPP/C, CIPM and FIP, is a partner at his boutique firm, nNovation LLP, and a part-time professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. He has more than two decades of public and private sector experience in the federal regulatory arena in Canada, and is one of Canada’s leading legal experts on privacy, access to information and information security issues.

Kris has litigated and counseled extensively on federal regulatory law with a pre-eminent national firm, and for the Canada’s Department of Justice, including providing instrumental legal advice to Canada’s Privy Council Office. He has also practiced exclusively in the area of privacy law, advising the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. In that role Kris advised the Privacy Commissioner and senior officials on legal, policy and strategic issues, including on the handling of high-profile and sensitive cases, as a conference speaker, and before the media.


Tuesday, October 1 at 2:30 PM – The Ghosts of Privacy’s Past, and Predictions for the Future

As with many things, we can learn a lot about where we’re going if we take the time to study where we’ve been and what’s going on elsewhere.  This is definitely the case when it comes to how privacy is changing in Canada.  In this talk, Kris will explore where we’ve been, the genesis of privacy protections in Canada and how they worked or failed to protect us.  Through an analysis of recent case studies, Kris will explore how privacy has evolved and, finally, by looking at what is going on in the rest of the world, will do a bit of crystal ball gazing and try to predict what the future of privacy protection in Canada may look like.