Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Privacy & Data Protection Department

Nationwide - Canada
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Overview

Our group advise organisations and their board of directors on the management of personal information and the protection of privacy, including on issues relating to compliance, risk management, ethics and data governance. They provide strategic advice relating to best business practices and contractual arrangements pertaining to the use of privacy-intrusive technologies, monetization of big data and use of artificial intelligence at every step of their projects (preparation of privacy impact assessments, policies and procedures, risk assessment and compliance tools). Our team key strength lies in its ability to advise clients on global projects (compliance with Canadian/US privacy laws and the GDPR) and given its strong relationships with top tier privacy attorneys worldwide, is uniquely positioned to advise on global projects.

Members of our team are recognized as amongst the most experienced cybersecurity and privacy teams in Canada. They provide support in crisis management situations including security breaches, privacy commissioners’ investigations as well as privacy class actions, and have extensive expertise in cyber risk management (incident-response plans and procedures), and successfully prosecuting and defending complex cyber litigation.

Our team also includes a unique expertise pertaining to health and post-secondary education sectors, as well as advising public sector entities and assisting them with the handling of complex freedom of information matters.