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

Identifying and Enforcing Trade Secrets in the Food and Beverage Industry

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June 23, 2020

Identifying and Enforcing Trade Secrets in the Food and Beverage Industry

Protecting COVID IP from Cyber-Spies

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May 27, 2020

Protecting COVID IP from Cyber-Spies

The Battle for Data - Mythbusting COVID-19 Headlines

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May 26, 2020

The Battle for Data - Mythbusting COVID-19 Headlines

COVID-19 and Privacy: Federal Privacy Commissioner Publishes Framework to Help Government Institutions Assess Privacy-Impactful Initiatives

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April 27, 2020

COVID-19 and Privacy: Federal Privacy Commissioner Publishes Framework to Help Government Institutions...

Tech Giants Collaborate to Fight COVID-19 Through Contact Tracing Technology

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April 20, 2020

Tech Giants Collaborate to Fight COVID-19 Through Contact Tracing Technology

Going Online Because of COVID-19? Here Are Important Legal Tips to Keep in Mind

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April 20, 2020

Going Online Because of COVID-19? Here Are Important Legal Tips to Keep in Mind

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Practice Group Co-Leader

Jennifer McKenzie Jennifer McKenzie
B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
Partner
416.957.1628  

Practice Group Co-Leader

Catherine Lovrics Catherine Lovrics
B.A., LL.B.
Partner
416.957.1163  
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Webinars

Privacy Law Primer
Bereskin & Parr LLP
November 15, 2017, Online

Speaking Engagements

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
IP Seminar: Cannabis and AI
Bereskin & Parr
February 28, 2019, Toronto, ON