Elisa Henry

Partner and National Co-leader, Privacy and Data Protection


Elisa has extensive experience with questions relating to privacy and data protection. She advises international and domestic clients on a broad range of issues, including:

  • compliance with Canadian and European (GDPR) requirements
  • strategic questions such as big data analytics
  • data breach management
  • anti-spam legislation

She also advises our clients on technology and e-commerce matters. These firms operate in various industries:

  • information technology
  • energy
  • telecommunications
  • online media and advertising
  • aviation and aeronautics
  • financial services
  • retail
  • chemicals and pharmaceuticals

Prior to joining BLG, Elisa practiced technology and privacy law in Montréal and in Paris.

Elisa regularly speaks at Canadian and international conferences on privacy and IT law and is the author of several publications on this topic, including the Practical Guide to eCommerce and Internet Law (Lexis Nexis, 2015), which she co-authored with Éloïse Gratton.

She is an officer of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is acting as the liaison agent for the Paris Bar in Québec. She is also a Registered Trademark Agent and a member of ITechLaw and CAN-TECH.


  • Advises Canadian and American companies with respect to GDPR compliance.
  • Assists several IT service providers with the drafting and negotiation of service and support contracts.
  • Assists Doctors without Borders with building international research consortia (pro bono).
  • Advises various Canadian and international entities on compliance with Canada’s privacy and data security law (strategic counsel, data mapping, risk analysis, policies, procedures, contracts and training).
  • Advises a Canadian SaaS provider with respect to commercial contracts (MSA, SLA and ancillary agreements) and privacy compliance.
  • Advises an aviation connectivity service provider regarding data protection.
  • Advises an international payment solutions provider regarding the acquisition of a Canadian entity processing personal data on a large scale.
  • Advises an international electric battery manufacturer regarding international supply agreements and patent licensing.
  • Advises an international digital advertising and marketing solutions provider with respect to its establishment in Canada, privacy and commercial law matters.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Officer, Technology Law Committee, International Bar Association
  • Member, ITECHLaw
  • Member, CAN-TECH
  • Member, Canadian Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Practitioners

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers Canada (Privacy and Data Protection)
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Privacy and Data Security Law)
  • Recognized in the 2020 and 2019 editions of Who's Who Legal (Data Security, Data Privacy and Protection, Information Technology)
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal Canada (Data)
  • Recognized in the 2019 and 2018 editions of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Data)
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of Leaders League (Highly Recommended Lawyer for IT-Outsourcing)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2011
  • Paris, 2002
  • CIPP/E Certification,
  • LLM, McGill University, 2000
  • DEA in Private International Law, University Paris II (Assas), 1998
  • LLM, Université Paris XI (Sceaux), 1997
  • LLL, Université Paris XI (Sceaux), 1996