Cybersecurity Privacy & Data Management

Preeminent protection based on pervasive industry knowledge and a wealth of information management and technology experience

The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and semi-autonomous vehicles are just a few of the technologies transforming the marketplace. Because the collection, use, storage, processing and disclosure of data transcends practice lines, our Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management Group takes a connected approach. Combining extensive experience in data protection with deep industry insight into the practical commercial realities of technology transformation, we guard your reputation, mitigate risk - and when necessary - control damage.

Integrating specialists into a best-of-breed team

As a nation-wide firm, we unite lawyers across disciplines to provide complete industry coverage. Clients look to us for a full range of privacy, data protection and compliance solutions. Our multidisciplinary team comprised of litigation, class action, securities disclosure/governance, privacy, regulatory and technology specialists is able to take on any challenge your case brings.

Frequently, retailers and financial services providers are the most exposed to risk from data breach. We are regarded as having one of Canada’s top financial services regulatory practices, advising more retail sector clients than any other Canadian law firm. Arming telecommunications companies, emerging technologies and new industries with the tools they require, our team proactively prevents threats and responsively manages existing ones. From regulatory update services to audits, gap assessments to the development of comprehensive compliance programs, we help you structure and implement the most up-to-date practices. Some of our notable experience includes:

  • providing ongoing advice to Salesforce.com in relation to Canadian privacy law compliance;

  • working closely with the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association in relation to their CASL compliance efforts (CASL policy, compliance webinars, etc.) and their data protection (privacy compliance) concerns;

  • advising Lululemon Athletica Inc. on privacy compliance issues in respect of hardening data security protections;

  • providing ongoing CASL, marketing and privacy compliance advice to BSH Home Appliances Limited in the context of advertising campaigns, contests and co-promotions, smart appliance programs, app development issues, privacy policy revamps, and other matters that arise in the course of their business; and

  • challenging the constitutionality of CASL, widely viewed as the most commercially constraining anti-spam law in the world, as part of our defence of a Académie de gestion Compu-Finder.