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About Wendy

Wendy is the co-chair of the Blakes Privacy group and the National Privacy Officer for the Firm. She provides practical and strategic privacy advice to clients in a wide range of industries including technology, financial services, insurance, life sciences, education, retail and consumer goods industries.

Wendy advises clients on privacy requirements relating to new and innovative technologies and business models, including privacy considerations in connection with big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and machine learning. Wendy provides privacy advice in connection with corporate transactions, outsourcing arrangements, trans-border data flows, cloud computing, and online and offline marketing and advertising activities. Wendy helps clients operationalize privacy law requirements, including through the development of privacy related policies and procedures, incident response plans, privacy training and tabletop exercises. She also helps clients manage and respond to data breaches and other privacy-related incidents.

Wendy is frequently involved in global privacy compliance projects. She provides Canadian privacy law input into global privacy policies, consent frameworks, data protection agreements and internal privacy policies and procedures.

Wendy also advises clients on the requirements of Canada's anti-spam law, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's Do Not Call rules, misleading advertising, contests and promotions.

Awards & Recognition

Wendy has been recognized for her expertise by the following publications:

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences 2024

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2018, 2020, 2022–2024: Advertising & Marketing Law; 2023–2024: Data Protection & Privacy; 2022: Data Privacy)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Advertising and Marketing Law, Privacy and Data Security Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2018–2024 (Privacy and Data Protection)

  • Who's Who Legal: Global – 2022–2024 (Data – Data Privacy & Protection)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada (2020–2023: Data; 2022: Data Privacy & Protection; 2017: Telecommunications, Media & Technology)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 (Advertising and Marketing Law, Privacy and Data Security Law)

  • Euromoney's Women in Business Law Expert Guide 2022 (Privacy & Data Protection)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 (Advertising and Marketing Law, Privacy and Data Security Law)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers – Independently Rated Lawyers – 2018 and 2020 (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • Global Data Review's Women in Data 2019

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Privacy and Data Security Law)

Media Activities
  • Quoted : India, Canada Lead International Privacy Laws to Watch
    Interviewed by Allison Grande, Law360, August 19, 2022.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2005
JD, University of Toronto – 2004
BSc (Nutrition), University of Guelph – 2000

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