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Patricia Kosseim

Patricia Kosseim

Patricia is Senior General Counsel at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) where she provides strategic legal and policy advice on a broad range of privacy issues, oversees research on the privacy impacts of emerging information technologies, and represents the Privacy Commissioner before courts and Parliamentary Committees.

Previously, Patricia also worked at Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research where she developed and led national strategies to address ethical, legal and social implications of science and technology.

Called to the Barreau du Quebec in 1993, Patricia practiced in Montreal for over six years with a large national law firm.   She has published and presented extensively on matters of health law, privacy and ethics and teaches part-time at the University of Ottawa Law Faculty.  She is a member of the National DNA Databank Advisory Committee, as well as the Research Integrity Committee of the Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Appointed in 2013 until 2019.