Imran Ahmad

Partner | Toronto

416.597.6031

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Imran Ahmad is a Business Law partner and specializes in the areas of cybersecurity, technology and privacy law. He also maintains an active trade, customs and regulatory compliance practice.

As leader of the cybersecurity 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 on “Cyber Incident Response Planning” at IIAC webinar

Imran Ahmad speaks at the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) webinar on “Cyber Incident Response Planning” in collaboration with communications agency FleishmanHillard HighRoad on Thursday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m.

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Imran Ahmad speaks on Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence for Financial Services Conference

Imran Ahmad speaks in a conference on the issues of Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence of Blockchain and smart contracts. The conference will be in French.

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Imran Ahmad speaks at Focus on Manufacturing Security

Featured speaker Imran Ahmad speaks on “Cybersecurity and IIOT” at Canadian Security’s Focus On Manufacturing Security seminar. Click here for a preview as Imran discusses the role of IIOT, how to manage the security of network devices, risk mitigation and...

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Imran Ahmad speaks at ICRMC conference on Sensors, Smart Networks and Risk In The Internet of Things

Imran Ahmad speaks at the ICRMC conference on the topic of Sensors, Smart Networks and Risk In The Internet of Things. For more information, see here.

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Imran Ahmad speaks on legal issues around cybersecurity at an Ontario Association of Emergency Managers conference

Imran Ahmad speaks on legal issues around cybersecurity at a conference organized by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers.

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Imran Ahmad speaks at the NetDiligence Conference on Vendor Issues: Reviewing Contracts for Risk Managers

Imran Ahmad speaks at the NetDiligence Conference on the topic of Vendor Issues: Reviewing Contracts for Risk Managers. For more information, see here.

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Imran Ahmad speaks on Cybersecurity at OBA Institute Conference

Imran Ahmad speaks at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s OBA Institute Conference on the topic of Cybersecurity. For more information, see here.

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Imran Ahmad participates in roundtable discussion on data breach class action

Imran Ahmad participates in a roundtable discussion on data breach class action organized by the Ontario Bar Association.

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Imran Ahmad speaks at RBC and BDO seminar

Imran Ahmad speaks at a seminar organized by RBC and BDO on the topic of Cyber Incident Preparation and Response: Best practices to mitigate risk for your not for profit.

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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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Advertising Law and the Digital Economy

The Marketing, Advertising and Product Compliance Group hosts an informative morning program designed to help advertising industry professionals keep up with the changing demands of digital and social when developing compliant marketing and advertising initiatives.   Group leader Catherine Bate will...

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Incident Response & Cyber Risk Management Forum

Cyber security threats continue to be among the most pressing issues today. Companies must proactively take steps to protect themselves against the risks arising from the compromise of personal data, loss of critical business systems, and theft of intellectual property...

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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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Implicit Waiver of Privilege

Overview Solicitor-client privilege and litigation privilege are a fundamental component of our justice system. Solicitor-client privilege is intended to provide “full, free and frank communication between those who need legal advice and those who are best able to provide it,”...

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Google c. Equustek: la saga continue

L’été dernier, la Cour suprême du Canada[1] confirmait la décision de la Cour suprême de la Colombie-Britannique[2] d’accorder une injonction interlocutoire mondiale contre Google. Ladite injonction ordonnant à Google de prendre les mesures quant à la désindexation mondiale de tous...

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Meaningful Consent Under PIPEDA

As part of its effort to “breathe life” into the way consent under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) is obtained, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, along with the Offices of the Information and...

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Canada-U.S. Trade War? Canada Retaliates with New Tariffs on U.S. Goods

On June 29, 2018, the Canadian Government announced that it would implement countermeasures in response to what it called “unjustified tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum products.” These countermeasures are in direct response to the United States imposing tariffs on...

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New Canadian Cybersecurity Era?

On June 12, 2018, Public Safety Canada published Canada’s new National Cyber Security Strategy (the “2018 Cyber Strategy”). The 2018 Cyber Strategy details three national cybersecurity goals and the principles that will be followed over the next five years in...

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework Updated

Recently, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released Version 1.1 of its popular Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “Framework”). This revised version refines, clarifies and enhances Version 1.0 of the Framework released in...

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How Smart is Your Contract? Legal Considerations Around Smart Contracts

Ontario Bar Association Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law section

In a 2016 report[1] by the World Economic Forum, it was suggested that smart contracts based on blockchain technology could potentially codify financial agreements in a shared platform and guarantee execution based on mutually agreed conditions. This would significantly reduce manual...

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How Smart is Your Contract? Legal Considerations Around Smart Contracts

In a 2016 report by the World Economic Forum,[1] it was suggested that smart contracts based on blockchain technology could potentially codify financial agreements in a shared platform and guarantee execution based on mutually agreed conditions. This would significantly reduce...

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Connected and Protected: Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Breaches

It was not long ago that a company’s cybersecurity plan was centred around the IT department, keeping internal networks protected and staying alert to malware and virus threats. Now, the risks have evolved: as companies have moved to more cloud...

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It’s Official: Mandatory Data Breach Notification Coming on November 1, 2018

Last week, the Government of Canada published an Order in Council that will bring into force, as of November 1, 2018, the much anticipated mandatory breach notification and record-keeping requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”)....

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Dorman Products completes cross-border acquisition of MAS Automotive Distribution

Canadian counsel to Dorman Products, Inc.

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Harbour Group portfolio company Marshall Excelsior Co. completes cross-border acquisition of BASE Engineering

Counsel to Marshall Excelsior Co.

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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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