Kris has more than a decade 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. He negotiated and settled complaints with private sector organizations facing scrutiny over privacy compliance issues. Kris also represented the Commissioner and her office publicly before Parliamentary committees, as a conference speaker, and before the media.
Kris has a demonstrated understanding of technology, theories of anonymity (de-identification of data), authentication systems, health privacy issues, etc., and their relationship to Canadian laws and enforcement practices.
Kris has written extensively, including co-authoring several instrumental works on privacy and access to information.