Privacy & Data Protection Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Strong regulatory practice recognised for its knowledge of freedom of information matters and privacy compliance. Frequently acts for insurance companies and public sector clients. Operates a highly regarded cybersecurity practice with notable expertise in incident response, risk management and cyber insurance. Experienced acting on privacy breach class action proceedings before all levels of court. Increasingly engaged in mandates involving data transfer and storage, as well as innovative data capture proposals.

Strengths Sources speak highly of the firm's "very strong privacy department" and its "highly skilled, dedicated and reliable" service offering.

"They can not only manage the heat and stress of the moment when incidents are discovered, but they have the experience to be able to talk a client off the ledge and help them to focus on what they need to do next," enthused one commentator.

Work highlights Provided privacy and data protection advice to Air Canada in the context of its acquisition of Aimia and subsequent credit card agreements with several major banks.

Notable practitioners

Alex Cameron
is an exceptionally well-respected individual in the privacy sphere with an outstanding client following, particularly in areas such as insurance and financial services. He is lauded as "the head of the class" and a "top-notch privacy litigator" by commentators, with one dubbing him "the prevailing king of incident response."

Technology and privacy lawyer
John Beardwood
advises clients on a range of issues, including policy formulation and anti-spam law guidance.