Cynthia Chassigneux is a partner at Langlois Lawyers’ Montréal office. She has particular interest in personal information protection. Her vast experience not only allows her to understand the various issues that may arise throughout the life cycle of personal information, but also those related to biometrics, artificial intelligence, confidentiality incidents, governance, health research, cross-border data flows and video surveillance. Her practice covers both public bodies and businesses.
Prior to joining the firm, Cynthia worked for more than ten years at the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec, including six years during which she was assigned to the monitoring section.
Cynthia holds a doctorate and a post-doctorate in law and holds the CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe) certification awarded by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is the author of several publications (books, articles) and has participated in several conferences in Europe, Asia, Africa and Canada. She has also been a lecturer at both Université de Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke.
- 2022 – Modernization of the legal framework regarding personal information protection: What you need to know in connection with commercial transactions
- 2022 – Personal information protection: a busy summer
- 2021 – Protection of personal information: Public bodies must also be prepared to meet new requirements
- 2021 – Protection of personal information: Three-year phased implementation after Bill 64 receives assent
- 2021 – White paper on modernizing privacy protection in Ontario
- 2021 – A step towards the right to be forgotten: a developing story
- 2021 – The mobility, use and protection of government digital data
- 2021 – Protection of personal information: main takeaways one year later
- 2021 – Privacy rights at the frontier of the burden of proof of injury
2021 – “Legal framework applicable to the transfer of personal information outside Québec”, Lexing Insights, Special international issue #30, International data transfers, pp. 16-17.
2021 – Contributed to the DataGuidance “Québec – Data Protection Overview | Guidance Note” with co-author Caroline Deschênes.
2008 – Guide pour l’élaboration d’une politique de confidentialité, Montréal, Chaire L.R. Wilson sur le droit des technologies de l’information et du commerce électronique
2005 – Vie privée et commerce électronique, Montréal, Thémis
2019 – Rencontre HumanIA en Avignon, symposium organized by HumanIA (UQAM), Laboratoire Informatique d’Avignon, Avignon, November 26-28, 2019
2019 – Algorithme et État de droit, Symposium organized by Laboratoire de cyberjustice, Montréal, October 9, 2019
2019 – Développements récents en droit des renseignements personnels, symposium organized by Association des conseillers juridiques d’entreprises, Montréal, October 9, 2019
2018 – Loi + Vie privée dans 10, 20, 30 ans, symposium organized by the L.R. Wilson Chair, Montréal, November 5, 2018
2006-2008 – Lecturer, Université de Sherbrooke
2003-2007 – Lecturer, Université de Montréal
Since 2019 – International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) – CIPP/E
Post-doctorate, Université de Montréal, 2008
Bachelor of laws, LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2008
Doctorate (LMD), Université de Montréal and Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), 2003
Postgraduate Diploma (DEA), Civil and Commercial Law, Université René-Descartes (Paris V), 1997
Master’s degree in private law, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), 1996
Rankings & Recognitions
Post-doctoral scholarship, Université de Montréal Ethical Research Centre (CRÉUM), 2005-2006
Recipient of the Excellence Award of the Association des Professeurs et Professeures en droit du Québec (APDQ), 2005
Research Scholarship, Institut international de Recherche en Éthique Biomédicale (IIREB), 2005
Award for the best thesis in the “social sciences” law category of Faculté des Études supérieures at Université de Montréal, 2004
Doctoral scholarship, Université de Montréal Ethical Research Centre (CRÉUM), 2002-2003