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.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's responsiveness, stating: "Fasken have a large privacy and cybersecurity team which means someone is always available to answer questions on short notice."

Another interviewee praised the team for providing very thorough and fast advice at a reasonable rate, adding: "They are very practical, to the point and provide business solutions that make sense and are appropriate to the problem they have to solve."

Work highlights Defended Equifax in class actions concerning the personal information infringement of Canadian customers following a high-profile cybersecurity incident.

Notable practitioners

Alex Cameron is described as "the full package" and his "knowledge, interpretation and execution of the law is second to none," enthused one source, who added: "He is up there with the absolute elite." He heads the firm's privacy and cybersecurity group and assists clients including cyber insurers with data breach responses and class actions defence.

John Beardwood centres his practice on privacy issues in the technology sector. His experience includes the implementation of privacy policies and compliance with the Canadian Anti-Spam Law. Further expertise includes Access to Information requests and cybersecurity matters.