Gowling WLG

With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 19 cities worldwide, Gowling WLG provides its clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. We see the world through our clients’ eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances.

Our firm offers a range of services to assist clients in bolstering their privacy and data management policies and protocols. From conducting privacy impact assessments to advising on data retention policies, our professionals provide proactive security strategies, training and legal support on all data-related issues.


160 Elgin Street, Suite 2600
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1P 1C3

Tel:  +1 613-233-1781
Web: www.gowlingwlg.com






Wendy Wagner



Wendy Wagner is the leader of Gowling WLG’s Privacy & Data Protection Group in Canada.

Based in Ottawa, Wendy advises organizations on privacy compliance and data protection issues, including compliance with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), privacy laws applicable to the private sector, and laws governing the protection of health information. She routinely assists Chief Privacy Officers in conducting privacy impact assessments, drafting privacy compliance programs and policies, and drafting contractual provisions to protect employee and customer data.

Wendy also advises on cross-border data transfers and successor obligations, and assists companies with reporting and managing data breach incidents. She regularly advises on compliance with Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and has extensive expertise in requests under Canada's Access to Information Act and provincial freedom of information legislation.

Over the course of her career, Wendy has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and Lexpert.

What is the INPLP?

INPLP is a not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals providing expert counsel on legal and compliance issues relating to data privacy and associated matters. INPLP provides targeted and concise guidance, multi-jurisdictional views and practical information to address the ever-increasing and intensifying field of data protection challenges. INPLP fulfils its mission by sharing know-how, conducting joint research into data processing practices and engaging proactively in international cooperation in both the private and public sectors.