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Law School

Dalhousie University

Bar Admission

British Columbia, 2017
Saskatchewan, 2012

Jade Buchanan is an associate in our Business Law Group in Vancouver. His practice focus is technology, privacy and data protection.

Jade’s technology transaction experience includes drafting and negotiating a range of IT outsourcing, licensing, maintenance, and support agreements. 

On privacy and data protection, Jade has assisted with complex data sharing agreements, cybersecurity incident response planning and incident response, regulatory compliance, and responding to inquiries from privacy commissioners. 

His recent experience includes:

  • Providing regulatory guidance and assisting with mandatory breach notification for several cybersecurity incidents.
  • Negotiating cloud outsourcing deals for private and public sector entities.
  • Assisting Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster with launching multi-participant technology development projects.
  • Acting for an aeronautics company in its global IT outsourcing agreement.
  • Counsel to client in becoming registry operator for generic top-level domain (gTLD) and outsourcing certain registry-operator functions.
  • Lead on developing compliance plans, policies, and training resources for Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) for clients in range of sectors, including professional services, insurance, municipal, public and lottery sectors.

Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Jade practiced with a leading western Canadian firm and clerked for the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal under the Chief Justice.

Jade obtained his Honours B.A. (High Honours) with a double major in Political Science and English from the University of Saskatchewan in 2008. He received his J.D. from Dalhousie University in 2011.

Jade was called to the Saskatchewan bar and the British Columbia bar. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Law Society of Saskatchewan (inactive), and the Canadian Bar Association.

Community & Professional Leadership

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals - Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) - Associate Member
  • Canadian IT Law Association (IT.Can) - Member