Wendy Jean Wagner
Wendy serves as co-lead of Gowling WLG Canada’s Cyber Security & Data Protection Group and Head of the International Trade Group. She adeptly advises on and drafts policies, data processing agreements, and privacy impact assessments. Wendy tackles intricate issues such as de-identification, the use of AI tools, biometrics, and automated decision-making, providing strategic guidance that aligns with legal and ethical standards. Her multifaceted practice extends to handling breach incident matters. Wendy's expertise extends to a broad range of data management practices, encompassing the creation and administration of data retention policies, data security, and responding to access to information requests. Wendy goes beyond advisory roles by representing clients in investigations before privacy commissioners and navigating appeals before information and privacy commissioners and the Courts. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and holds a CIPP/c designation. Her international engagement is further exemplified by her role as the Canadian delegate to the International Network of Privacy Professionals (INPLP).