Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Privacy & Data Protection Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for

Recognised for advising major national and multinational organisations on Canadian regulatory compliance, encompassing packaging, labelling and multilingual requirements. Offers notable capabilities in relation to online marketing, including social media promotions. Privacy work includes industry-wide activity in cybersecurity, including advising on data breaches, and privacy issues ancillary to mergers. Frequently called upon to advise clients in the FinTech sector on the implementation of privacy policies and CASL regulations.

Strengths

Clients praise the team for its “innovation and desire to understand our business rather than bill us,” continuing: “They are great business partners.”

Further sources describe the group as "intelligent, intuitive and thoughtful."

Work highlights

Defended CHC Casinos Canada, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Penn Gaming in a CAD60 million class action following a cyberattack on Casino Rama.

Advised Torstar on the transfer of subscriber and employee information following its acquisition of a number of community and commuter newspapers.

Notable practitioners

Wendy Mee is recognised for her experience in handling data-sharing, compliance with anti-spam legislation and privacy matters in the consumer market. Clients value her "quick turnaround under tight deadlines," while others add: "She's always available, very easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable."