Imran Ahmad

Partner | Toronto

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Imran Ahmad is a Business Law partner in the Toronto office of Miller Thomson and specializes in the areas of cybersecurity, technology and privacy law. As part of his cybersecurity, privacy and data breach practice, Imran works closely with clients to develop and implement practical and informed strategies related to cyber threats and data breaches. He focuses on legal risk assessments, compliance, due diligence and risk allocation advice, security and data breach incident preparedness and response. He also provides representation in the event of an investigation, an enforcement action, or a litigation.

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Imran Ahmad authors Cybersecurity in Canada

LexisNexis has released Cybersecurity in Canada: A Guide to Best Practices, Planning, and Management. Authored by Imran Ahmad, with contributions from Rosa Mauro, Lampros Stougiannos, and other industry experts, this publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the increasingly critical area of cybersecurity,...

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Imran Ahmad named to OBA section executives

Imran Ahmad has been named Vice-Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Privacy and Access to Information Law Section executive for the 2017-2018 term. He will also serve on the Information Technology & Intellectual Property Law Section executive as a Member-at-Large. Executive members are responsible for facilitating learning, advocacy...

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Imran Ahmad speaks at 2017 Canadian Risk Forum Conference

Imran Ahmad speaks on the topic of “Risk Management 3.0: Emerging Risks ” at the 2017 Canadian Risk Forum Conference.

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Imran Ahmad speaks at cyber security & intelligence conference

Imran Ahmad is a speaker at the 2017 International Cyber Security & Intelligence Conference (ICSIC). Miller Thomson clients are eligible to receive a 15% ticket discount before March 31, 2017. Contact us for the promo code.

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Imran Ahmad speaks at Union Internationale des Avocats’ 61st Congress

Imran Ahmad speaks at Union Internationale des Avocats’ 61st Congress on, “Photography 3.0: Speech, Privacy and the New Normal”.

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Imran Ahmad speaks at CPA Canada’s Public Sector Conference

Imran Ahmad speaks at Canadian Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada’s Public Sector Conference on, “Best Practices for Cyber Incident Preparation and Response”.

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Imran Ahmad speaks at “Privacy Across Borders” seminar

Imran Ahmad presents at the Ontario Bar Association’s “Privacy Across Borders” seminar on “What is the Reach of Canadian Law Outside Canada?”

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Imran Ahmad speaks at Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit: Toronto

Imran Ahmad speaks on, “Leading Data Breach Cases over the Last Five Years … from a Legal Point of View” at the Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit: Toronto.

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Imran Ahmad co-leads webinar on “Cybersecurity and Legal Compliance – How to Strike a Balance”

Imran Ahmad co-leads The Conference Board of Canada’s webinar on “Cybersecurity and Legal Compliance – How to Strike a Balance”.

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Imran Ahmad presents at the Canadian Electricity Association’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee Meeting

Imran co-presents on Balancing Effective Cyber-Security & Compliance at the Canadian Electricity Association’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee Meeting in Toronto.

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Imran Ahmad moderates session at Ontario Bar Association’s 2017 Privacy Law Summit

Imran Ahmad moderates the “Mitigating Privacy Compliance Risk in Business Transactions” session at the Ontario Bar Association’s 2017 Privacy Law Summit.

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Imran Ahmad speaks on preparing for a cyberattack

Imran Ahmad presents “How to Be Prepared for a Cyberattack” (“Comment se préparer et répondre à une cyber-attaque”) for the Canadian Bar Association – Québec Branch.

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Privacy and Cyber Risk in the Health Industry – Survival Guide 101

Miller Thomson’s National Health Industry Group, in conjunction with HUB International and Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions, is pleased to present its second national webinar addressing some of the most pressing and topical issues facing the health industry. Our second session:...

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Webinar – Privacy: What Canadian businesses need to know to be GDPR compliant

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is slated to come into force in May 2018. The GDPR will have far-reaching consequences for businesses located within and outside the European Union, including many Canadian businesses. With fines of up...

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Cybersecurity: Trends and Advice for Charities and Not-for-Profit

Miller Thomson’s Social Impact Group launches its series of breakfast seminars specifically targeting charities, non-profit organizations and social enterprises. Join us for the first breakfast on cybersecurity. **Please note this seminar will be delivered in French. Date: Wednesday, April 5,...

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Privacy Commissioner Gearing Up for Tougher Enforcement

On September 21, 2017, in a press conference following the publication of his 2016-17 Annual Report to Parliament on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Privacy Act, the Privacy Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) announced his plans to...

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The CSA Weighs in on Cryptocurrency Offerings

With the increasing popularity of blockchain-based digital currencies, many businesses see them as a unique way to raise funds, while investors consider them to be part of a diversified investment portfolio. Recognizing that securities law may, in some circumstances, apply...

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Imran Ahmad quoted in Reuters article on Canada’s data breach notification rules

Reuters, "New Canadian rules on reporting data hacks 'long overdue,' critics say"

The Canadian government will require that companies operating in the country report all data breaches to their customers and a privacy watchdog as soon as possible after discovery, a rule that security experts said was long overdue.

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What GDPR Means for Canadian Businesses

The European Union’s (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), which comes into force in May 2018, will impose significant new obligations on businesses that handle the personal data of EU residents.  What is unique is that the GDPR applies...

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The Growing Importance of Privacy Compliance in Transactions

Increasingly, a key asset that organizations hold is the sensitive data they collect, use and retain about their customers, employees, and suppliers. It is therefore no surprise that data security and privacy compliance have become a top of mind consideration...

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Prepare for an attack: lessons learned from Verizon-Yahoo ordeal

Plant Magazine

As hackers become more sophisticated, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” companies will be targeted by cyber criminals.

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Imran Ahmad quoted in Reuters article on hacktivist attacks in 2019 vote

Reuters, "Canada cyber-spy agency expects hacktivist attacks in 2019 vote"

Canada’s electronic spy agency said on Friday it was “very likely” that hackers will try to influence Canada’s 2019 elections and it planned to advise political parties next week on how to guard against cyber threats.

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Imran Ahmad quoted in The Globe and Mail on WannaCry cyberattack

The Globe and Mail, "Canada spared worst of the cyberattack but full extent still unknown"

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Tips for Businesses Negotiating Cloud Agreements

IT in Canada Online

It seems like everyone is talking about the cloud as the new norm – if you’re not already in the cloud, odds are that you’re seriously considering it.

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Overview of privacy laws in Canada: What you should know

Cyber Security Practitioner

Imran Ahmad evaluates how the privacy law landscape operates in Canada, how this relates to cyber security, and the new mandatory breach notification requirements being introduced by the Digital Privacy Act, which has significantly amended the Personal Information Protection and...

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Worldlynx Wireless LP sold to national wireless carrier

Counsel to Worldlynx Wireless LP and its subsidiary Day 2 Mobility Inc.

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