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Noel Corriveau is Counsel at INQ Data Law and operates out of our Ottawa Office. Noel is a trusted source of strategic and legal advice on digital technologies, artificial intelligence and data ethics. He is an energetic ideas generator that can dig in, prioritize, influence, and help clients execute when it matters most.
Prior to joining INQ Data Law as an Associate, Noel was counsel with the Federal Department of Justice (JUS) for over 10 years. During his time at the
Department of Justice, Noel has been an agitator, influencer and tireless advocate promoting new ways of working and new ways of delivering services focused on increased use of data analytics and legal technology. Noel was a legal advisor in the Deputy Minister’s Change Management Office, founding member of the JUS Taskforce on Artificial Intelligence and contributing author to the Government of Canada’s white paper on The Safe and Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence.
Noel has also served as Special Advisor on Artificial Intelligence to the Chief Information Officer of Canada within the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. In this capacity, he led the development of foundational public policy instruments on AI such as the Directive on the Use of Automated Decision-Making and the Algorithmic Impact Assessment Framework. Furthermore, in partnership with Public Procurement Services of Canada, Noel played a key role in developing new streamlined procurement processes for AI services, solutions and products for departments within the Government of Canada.
Noel’s contributions have awarded him with Deputy Minister Recognition Awards at both the Department of Justice and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.
Noel continues to work in academia where his research focuses primarily on ethics, law and technology. He is particularly interested in questions pertaining to data-driven agency, responsibility and procedural fairness in the context of machine determinations. His most recent publication is a book chapter on “Artificial Intelligence in Health Care” published in Canadian Health Law and Policy, 5th edition, LexisNexis, (2017).
Noel has been a frequent speaker, panelists and guest lecturer.
Noel is a graduate of l’Université de Moncton where he obtained his J.D. in 2009. He also holds a B.A in philosophy (Ottawa) and an M.A. specializing in Law, Ethics and Technology (Ottawa). He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010.