Monetizing Data: Seizing Opportunities, Managing Risk - - Please Join Us Wednesday, September 28, 2016 for a McCarthy Tétrault Advance™ Seminar

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Collect all the data. Store all the data. Once you've got a massive reservoir of data, you'll be able to answer all the questions the business wants to ask, right? Bonus: Anonymize the data, package it all and sell it (or insights from it), thereby driving revenue and leapfrogging over the competition.


Not so fast. Monetizing that data may well be the right decision for your company, but that same data can be a significant liability from a legal, regulatory and security perspective.

Are you really ready to become a data-driven company? Have you worked out your data strategy? Are your legal documents (contracts, privacy policies, terms of use, etc.) aligned with your data strategy? Join us for this informative session as we discuss these hot button topics:

  • Of course I own the data: Do you really? Are you getting it from a company with which you contract? Are there restrictions on how you can use that data? Do you have the legal authority to do with it what you want?
  • Big Data can equal big risk: Big Data is all about getting more information, while privacy and cybersecurity are about reducing risk through reducing information. Is there a happy medium?
  • Meet the regulators… all of them: While misuse of personal information will still attract the attention of the Privacy Commissioner (with fines and mandatory breach notification coming soon), data use has also caught the eye of other regulators: telecommunications bodies, competition agencies, consumer protection organizations, etc. How familiar are you with your new friends and their rules?

Our speakers are:

Donald Houston, Partner, Competition Law, McCarthy Tétrault

Kirsten Thompson, Partner, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management, McCarthy Tétrault

Other speakers to be announced

Note: For those participants who cannot join us in-person, we are offering this program via webinar. If you are interested in this alternative, please select the appropriate option during the online registration process. All instructions and information on how to access the webinar will be forwarded in English only a few days before the event.

This program qualifies for up to 1.5 hour of eligible educational activity or CPD/MCE credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia, Ontario and Québec.

Thank you for confirming or declining this personal invitation.

For questions about this event, please contact Sangeetha Karalamoorthy.

Wednesday, September 28 , 2016


Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m. (EST)
Program Timing: 12:00 p.m.(EST) – 1:30 p.m. (EST)

McCarthy Tétrault Toronto Office
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower
66 Wellington St. West, Toronto


For more information about our  Firm’s Technology expertise, please see our Technology group page.

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