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University of Calgary
Roland Hung is an associate in our Litigation Group in Calgary.
Mr. Hung has appeared in Provincial Court and the Court of Queen's Bench, and has both chambers and trial experience. He also has experience representing parties before administrative boards, mediations (including mediation before the Federal Court), and arbitration hearings. He has represented clients in disputes concerning commercial contracts, director liability, departing fiduciary obligations, product liability and a variety of other matters concerning complex commercial transactions.
In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Hung has experience advising businesses on various issues ranging from regulatory compliance to privacy matters.
With respect to privacy matters, Mr. Hung has assisted major Canadian and international public and private sector clients to meet or exceed industry standards and government requirements. The clients that he has assisted include financial institutions, manufacturing, pharmaceutical companies, information technology providers, municipalities, educational and medical institutions and not-for-profit organizations. He assisted these clients in assessing their privacy policies, practices, and programs to ensure compliance. In addition, he has advised and represented clients in matters regarding privacy requests, complaints, cross-border transactions, privacy audits, breach notification and court actions for damages.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Hung had the opportunity to work in-house as at a large multinational pipeline and oil and gas company. He also worked as a business consultant where he developed business plans, and managed the sale and development of several Web-based companies. He brings the benefits of these experiences to his client work when finding practical business solutions.
Mr. Hung received his B.Sc. in 2004 and B.Comm (Hons.) First Class in 2006 from the University of Alberta, and his LLB in 2009 from the University of Calgary. He was called to the Alberta bar in 2010. Roland is fluent in English and Chinese. He is currently the Chair of the Privacy and Access Section of the Canadian Bar Association in Alberta.
Mr. Hung has spoken at the Lexpert Social Media Law Conference, the Federated Press Cloud Computing Conference, the Canadian Bar Association, the University of Calgary Law School, and the Data Marketing Conference in Toronto. He has also been involved with presentations made at the American Bar Association Annual Conference and was a guest lecturer at the University of Calgary Law School.
Mr. Hung was the recipient of the inaugural Chambers Canada Diversity Award for his role in the exploratory mission with Lawyers Without Borders in Guatemala where he met with the Human Rights Ombudsman, various civil liberties groups, and human rights lawyers to discuss human rights issues.
Mr. Hung has authored or co-authored the following articles:
- Updating the Privacy Watchdog: The Digital Privacy Act Gives PIPEDA Some Teeth, Canadian Privacy Law Review, July 2015
- Plentyoffish Hooked by Anti-Spam Legislation, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, June 2015
- Solicitor-Client Privilege Wins Again Court of Appeal Endorses Restrictive Statutory Interpretation in University of Calgary v JR, World Data Protection Report, May 2015
- Canadian Courts Refuse to Settle for Weak Privacy Rights: Imperial Oil Limited v Alberta, Canadian Privacy Law Review, July 2015
- Canadian Court Affirm Strong Protection of Settlement Privilege in Alberta, World Data Protection Report, April 2015
- Privacy and Cyber Security: Summary of the Report from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Canadian Privacy Law Review, April 2015
- Defamation in the Blogoshpere: Baglow v Smith, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, April 2015
- The Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s Report on Privacy and Cybersecurity: Takeaways for Businesses, World Data Protection Report, March 2015
- “Objectively Reasonable” and Privacy: Recent Developments, Canadian Privacy Law Review, November 2014
- You can stay anonymous: SCC recognize a privacy interest in protecting anonymity on the internet, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, August 2014
- The Tort of Intrusion Upon Seclusion Meets Class Action Certification, Canadian Privacy Law Review, July 2014
- The Enforcement Begins: Highlights of the CRTC FAQ updates on CASL, World Data Protection Report, July 2014
- Evolving law of trade dress in a digital world, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, July 2014
- Social media and disclosure in litigation: Garacci v Ross, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, May 2014
- Recent Lessons in Preparing For and Responding to Security Breaches, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, April 2014
- Protecting an Employer’s LinkedIn Network: Whitmar Publications Ltd. v. Gamage & Ors, Canadian Privacy Law Review, October 2013
- Manitoba’s New Privacy Sector Privacy Law, World Data Protection Report, October 2013
- B.C. v. Ontario: B.C. Supreme Court Confirms No Common Law Tort for Invasion of Privacy, Canadian Privacy Law Review, July 2013
- Status Update: Social Media and the Service of Documents, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, June 2013
- Social Media, Disclosure, and Securities Regulations, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, May 2013
- The Canadian Approach to Data Breach Notification, Consumer Finance Law - Quarterly Report, 2012 Social Media in the Changing Landscape of Litigation, World Data Protection Report, February 2013
- CASL: Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation and Its Impact on Your Business, World Data Protection Report, February 2013
- Social Media, Disclosure and Securities Regulation, World Securities Law Report, February 2013
- Federal Court Holds No Damages for Trivial Privacy Breaches, World Data Protection Report, August 2012
- OPC Policy Position on Online Behavioural Advertising, Canadian Privacy Law Review, August 2012
- U.S. Zip Code Retailer Collection Cases: Are they possible in Canada?, Canadian Privacy Law Review, June 2012
- Are Employers in British Columbia and Alberta Stepping Outside Privacy Boundaries in Requesting Access to a Job Applicant’s Social Media Profile?, Canadian Privacy Law Review, June 2012
- “Cloud Computing and Privacy Issues: Considerations for Businesses”, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, January 2011
- "The Canadian Approach to Data Breach Notification", ABA Annual Conference, August 2011
- "Facebook and Reasonable Expectation of Privacy", Canadian Privacy Law Review, March 2011
- "Facebook and Workplace Privacy: New Developments and Implications for Businesses", Cyberspace Lawyer, March 2011
- "Canadian Provincial Labour Relations Board Upholds Dismissal Of Employees Over Facebook Postings: Implications for Businesses", World Data Protection Report, BNA International, January 2011
- "Facebook and Workplace Privacy: New Developments and Implications for Businesses ", Privacy & Security Law Report, BNA Inc, January 6, 2011
- "FISA: The New Anti-Spam Law in Canada" , Privacy & Security Law Report, BNA Inc, December 17, 2010
- "Dealing with Data Breaches (Canada)", Data Guidance, August 10, 2010
- "Social Media, Advertising And Marketing, Customer Relationship Management Databases And Online Privacy: Tips For Compliance With Canadian Law", World Data Protection Report, BNA International, July 2011
- "Canada's Alberta Privacy Commissioner's Decisions On Data Breach Affecting Customers: Lessons for Businesses", World Data Protection Report, BNA International, June 1, 2011
- "Important Changes to Alberta's Private Sector Privacy Law ", Privacy & Security Law Report, BNA Inc., June 1, 2010
Alberta’s PIPA Amendments: Much Ado About Nothing?
The Enforcement Begins: Highlights of the CRTC FAQ Updates on CASL
SCC Strikes Down Alberta Privacy Legislation on Speech Grounds
Supreme Court of Canada Declares the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act to Be Unconstitutional
Manitoba Joins the Ranks of Other Provinces in Enacting its own Private Sector Privacy Legislation
Securities Law, Social Media, and Disclosure Risks
Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law and Accompanying Regulations: Tips on Compliance
Canadian Court Decisions Involving Social Media and Discovery in Litigation
Are Employers in British Columbia and Alberta Stepping Outside Privacy Boundaries in Requesting Access to a Job Applicant’s Social Media Profile?
Social Media, Advertising and Marketing, CRM Databases and Online Privacy