McCarthy Tétrault’s Cyber/Data Group gives business leaders 360° view of data and cyber strategy

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Every 39 seconds a cyber attack occurs[i] and the global average cost of a data breach has climbed to $3.92 million[ii] per incident with long-tail costs and lost revenue greatly impacting all sectors. With the global pandemic and resulting ‘new normal’ accelerating the speed of digital disruption, data and cyber preparedness have moved beyond privacy and IT to an enterprise-wide risk for all organizations. Recognizing this as a strategic issue, McCarthy Tétrault’s Cyber/Data Group integrates its cybersecurity, privacy and data governance experts to meet the growing needs of clients and business leaders, helping them navigate the current data and cyber landscape, manage its inherent risks, and capitalize on its potential to drive profitability and growth.

With a national presence and integrated cross-practice approach, the Group and its new leaders, Dan Glover (Partner, Toronto) and Charles Morgan (Partner, Montreal), provide clients with a 360° view of data and cyber strategy, leveraging McCarthy Tétrault’s existing top-tier expertise. Having acted on several of the largest and most complex cybersecurity, privacy and data governance mandates in Canadian history, the Cyber/Data Group has a proven track record of advising clients on strategic issues in novel and complex areas of privacy, cybersecurity and data governance law.

The Cyber/Data Group is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive advice and end-to-end solutions that help clients proactively identify and protect data assets, responsibly leverage data value and respond to threats and data breaches through top-tier regulatory advice, industry expertise and class-action litigation defense.

This is the first of McCarthy Tétrault’s focused Strategic Issues Groups, which will leverage our cross-practice approach to advise on enterprise-wide issue-based areas with direct impact to business success. Each of our Strategic Issues Groups will serve clients with an integrated, collaborative team across practice areas, industries and regions to deliver the comprehensive advice and solutions business leaders require.

Learn more about how the Cyber/Data Group is helping clients and business leaders to navigate cyber and data strategy and how we can help.

[i] University of Maryland, Clark School of Engineering

[ii] Ponemon Institute, 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London, UK. 

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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