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Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection

Our privacy practice group provides advice to help you navigate increasingly complicated issues arising from the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. Data is often among a company’s most valuable assets and our team can help by giving practical advice tailored to your business. Our team has experience in related areas of law, including copyright and digital media, consumer protection and regulatory compliance matters. We can also advise on intellectual property and other measures to help protect data and databases. 

We can help at every stage of the privacy process. We can help with ‘privacy by design’, and privacy impact assessments. We help companies understand how to develop new products and services while keeping privacy considerations at the forefront. We also assess the privacy implications of existing products and services and assist with compliance measures. We draft privacy policies and ‘just-in-time’ notices, and can advise on other measures to enhance the user experience to protect the company and provide better transparency to the consumer. We also draft internal company policies, from employee facing policies to incident response plans. In addition to proactive preparation, we can help clients react to and manage cybersecurity incidents by advising on legal requirements associated with notification to regulators, affected consumers and third party organizations. 

We have trusted associates in jurisdictions throughout the world with whom we collaborate on privacy matters, with a view to global compliance. 

 

Our Services

  • Advise clients on compliance with Canadian provincial and federal privacy legislation
  • Develop notices, policies and guidelines applicable to privacy issues, from privacy policies to incident response plans
  • Assist clients response to investigations and complaints filed with regulatory bodies
  • Help clients prepare for and manage data breaches
  • Draft cyber incident response plans and advise management teams on best practices and legal duties

 

Recent Articles

COVID-19 Vaccine Passports: A Joint Statement from Canada’s Privacy Commissioners

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June 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Passports: A Joint Statement from Canada’s Privacy Commissioners

“T” for TRREB, and TRREB for Two; Privacy & Copyright for Me and You

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May 31, 2021

“T” for TRREB, and TRREB for Two; Privacy & Copyright for Me and You

Encouraging Trends in 2020/2021 for IP Rights Holders Enrolled in Canada’s Border Protection Program

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April 6, 2021

Encouraging Trends in 2020/2021 for IP Rights Holders Enrolled in Canada’s Border Protection Program

Don’t Fall Prey to these Common Media Errors & Omissions (E&O) Pitfalls

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March 12, 2021

Don’t Fall Prey to these Common Media Errors & Omissions (E&O) Pitfalls

New Tort of Harassment Recognized by Ontario Court Following “Extraordinary Campaign of Malicious Harassment”

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February 3, 2021

New Tort of Harassment Recognized by Ontario Court Following “Extraordinary Campaign of Malicious...

Is there Magic in those Mushrooms? Protecting Psilocybin and Other Actives from Magic Mushrooms

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January 29, 2021

Is there Magic in those Mushrooms? Protecting Psilocybin and Other Actives from Magic Mushrooms

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Webinars

Privacy Across Borders: Privacy and Access to Information Law
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
September 17, 2020, Online
Privacy Law Primer
Bereskin & Parr LLP
November 15, 2017, Online

Speaking Engagements

Markets for Personal Information and Personal Marketing
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
May 4, 2021, Online
Personal Health Information: Artificial Intelligence and its Use of Health Data
Toronto Computer Lawyers Group (TCLG)
March 11, 2020, Toronto, ON
Conversation on Artificial Intelligence and Privacy
OBA
September 17, 2019, Toronto, ON