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The Klein & Kratchanov Report: The Canadian Source for Legal Developments in Privacy and Access
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The latest legal developments in the area of access to information and privacy law for the legal practitioner

Editors-in-Chief: Kris Klein, LL.B., Denis Kratchanov

Edited and authored by two leading privacy and access to information law practitioners and insiders, Kris Klein and Denis Kratchanov, and published in 10 issues per year, The Klein & Kratchanov Report is the only newsletter on the Canadian market focusing on both access and privacy issues. The authors provide only the most pertinent, timely information, providing highly selective updates on provincial/federal privacy commissioner decisions, federal/provincial court decisions as well as key legislative developments. Watch Kris Klein's video on "The Exchange of Information"


About the Author
Kris Klein is a Partner at nNovation LLP, a law firm specializing in privacy and information security as well as a range of other regulatory areas. Kris has more than a decade of experience in the federal regulatory arena, which he gained in both the public and private sectors in Canada. His is one of the country's leading experts on the application of the Access to Information Act, the Privacy Act, and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

Kris practiced law with a preeminent, national firm delivering integrated business law, litigation services, tax law, real property law, labour and employment law in Canada and globally. He also has a significant amount of litigation experience, working for the Federal Department of Justice, and has provided instrumental and crucial legal advice for the Privy Council Office.

Kris practiced exclusively in the area of privacy law for the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. In his capacity as litigation counsel, Kris advised the Commissioner and senior officials on legal, policy and strategic positions available in privacy matters, including the handling of high-profile and sensitive cases. In addition, he interacted, negotiated and settled complaints with private sector organizations facing complaints about privacy issues. Kris also represented the Commissioner and her office publicly, as a conference speaker, before Parliamentary committee and in interviews with the media.

Kris has broad public and private sector experience, working on projects that have required understanding, negotiating and monitoring technical compliance with privacy and security issues. He has a demonstrated understanding of technology, theories of anonymity (de-identification of data), authentication systems, health privacy issues. Kris teaches the Privacy Law course at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, and he has provided countless in-house training sessions to corporations and government departments.

Denis C. Kratchanov obtained his LL.L. (1984) and his D.E.S.D. (1992) from the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1985, and joined the Department of Justice of Canada in 1987. From 1991 to 2018, he provided legal and policy advice to federal government departments on access to information and privacy issues, appeared numerous times before Parliamentary Committees studying access and privacy questions, and shared his knowledge and insight at many events and conferences inside and outside government circles. Denis was also Director of the Department's Information Law and Privacy Section for fifteen years. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the provision of legal advice on the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act to most federal government institutions. His work on access to information and privacy has been published in the Canadian Bar Review, the Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. He was awarded by the Department of Justice the Outstanding Career Award, and the John Tait Award, which is presented by the Department of Justice to an employee who best exemplifies the highest standards of ethical, professional conduct and competence, and demonstrates values of service to the Canadian public and government in the discharge of his duties.