Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Privacy & Data Protection Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Highly regarded privacy and data management group, serving a broad client base including several high-profile banks and hospitality companies in the digital marketing space on privacy and anti-spam issues. Also assists with regulatory concerns, data processing and security incidents. Regularly mandated by high-profile private sector organisations to advise on data governance and contentious privacy issues. Increasingly experienced in the emerging data ethics and big data spaces.

Strengths"They add a lot of value by putting the law in context and speaking from experience," noted one client, continuing: "Each lawyer I have worked with impressed me with their ability to grasp complex and nuanced situations very quickly."

"They are efficient, well rounded, responsive and collaborative," commented one source, enthusing: "Being able to rely on a team of professionals with particular expertise in this field has been instrumental."

Notable practitioners

Adam Kardash is "indisputably the leader in privacy law in Canada," said one source, who continued: "He is a thought leader in this space; when I have really challenging privacy questions, he's the first person I call." He advises several Fortune 500 clients on data protection issues, compliance, cybersecurity and digital advertising.

The "super smart" John Salloum is described by clients as "very commercial and responsive." He advises major corporations on big data compliance, privacy and anti-spam challenges.