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

Tips for Preserving Trade Secrets in the Age of Virtual Meetings

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October 19, 2020

Tips for Preserving Trade Secrets in the Age of Virtual Meetings

Uber / Google Trade Secret Row Over Self-Driving Car Tech Hits End of Road: Settlement and Jail Time

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August 6, 2020

Uber / Google Trade Secret Row Over Self-Driving Car Tech Hits End of Road: Settlement and Jail...

Privacy Issues and Canadian Businesses: Federal Privacy Commissioner Publishes Results of 2019-2020 Survey

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July 23, 2020

Privacy Issues and Canadian Businesses: Federal Privacy Commissioner Publishes Results of 2019-2020...

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

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Practice Group Leader

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

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