Kate Wilson

Legal Counsel, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Kate Wilson is Legal Counsel with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, where she undertakes both advisory and litigation work in privacy and related areas.  Kate has recently represented the Privacy Commissioner before the Ontario Court of Appeal in two appeals raising privacy issues under private and public sector privacy legislation.  Prior to joining the OPC in 2008, Kate practised civil litigation with a prominent Toronto firm.  She has published articles on a variety of topics related to privacy law and regularly presents on privacy issues.   Kate holds degrees in common and civil law from McGill University and is a member of the Ontario Bar (2005).  For her articles, Kate clerked for Justice Gilles Létourneau (ret’d) of the Federal Court of Appeal.  She holds an M.A. in Canadian History from the University of Toronto and a B.A. Hon. in History and Spanish from the University of King’s College in Halifax.