Frédéric Wilson


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Frédéric handles every facet of privacy and cybersecurity law. Specifically, he helps our clients manage privacy incidents, deal with regulators, and operationalize compliance programs.

Prior to joining BLG, Frédéric served as a senior privacy counsel at a major Canadian financial institution. In this role, he was in charge of privacy incident management and contributed to the implementation of a vast privacy compliance program.

Before that, he practised commercial litigation for eight years at an international law firm, specializing in class action and consumer law. He has represented major corporations before all Québec courts, the Federal Court and in arbitration proceedings.


  • Advised a major financial institution on the implementation of a privacy compliance program.
  • Supervised privacy incident management for a prominent financial institution.
  • Defended a financial institution before the Federal Court regarding an access request under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
  • Represented various financial and academic institutions before the Commission d’accès à l’information.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (Québec)

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer and coordinator, assistance program for asylum seekers, Justice Pro Bono

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2010
  • BCL/LLB, McGill University, 2008
  • B.A. in History and Humanistic Studies, McGill University, 2004
  • CIPP/C, International Association of Privacy Professionals continuing studies
  • Seminar on pleading techniques, Barreau du Québec,