Privacy & Information Protection

Miller Thomson’s Privacy and Information Protection Group recognizes that many clients are seeking guidance in determining what their privacy obligations are and how to move their organization towards full compliance with relevant privacy legislation. With expertise across the country, our Group provides privacy advice and support that is based on a solid understanding of a client’s industry, their organization’s operations, the statutory and regulatory landscape, and the essential electronic and information technology components. We work with private companies and public sector organizations across a range of industries, including the health sector where our lawyers have developed particular expertise in relation to health information and eHealth initiatives.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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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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Eve Munro comments on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation in the March/April 2012 issue of the Mortgage Journal.

Eve Munro, a lawyer with Miller Thomson LLP’s Vancouver office, practicing in the area of intellectual property and information technology, says “The essential requirements [of CASL] are that commercial electronic messages may not be sent unless prior consent has been...

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Imran Ahmad and Kathryn Frelick present workshop on data and privacy breaches

Imran Ahmad and Kathryn Frelick present a half-day workshop on “Be Cyber Smart: Be Prepared to Effectively Respond to Data and Privacy Breaches” for the Canadian Health Information Management Association conference.

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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 “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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David Schnurr co-presents “CASL Compliance Best Practices”

David Schnurr presents a client seminar with Derek Lackey, President of the Direct Marketing Association of Canada, on CASL Compliance Best Practices at the White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

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Kathryn Frelick speaks on cyber risk in the health sector

Kathryn Frelick presents on the subject of “Cyber Risk in the Health Sector” at the 2017 CLEAR Annual Educational Conference in Denver, Colorado.

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Kathryn Frelick speaks at Privacy Law Summit 2017

Kathryn Frelick will be presenting at the OBA on Beyond PHIPA: What Other Legislation Do You Need to Consider?

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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 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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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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Kathryn Frelick speaks on privacy protection

Kathryn Frelick speaks on “Privacy Protection of Personal Information: Best Practices for Reducing Liability” at the Ontario Hospital Association’s Current Governance Trends and Opportunities for Not-for-Profit Organizations conference.

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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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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Are you ready?

Troy Baril presents at the RRHBA Board Meeting.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation- Are you ready?

Troy Baril will present to members of the RRHBA in Regina.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Are you ready?

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) comes into force on July 1, 2014.  CASL is one of the toughest laws of its kind in the world, and it has the potential to impact any individual or organization who sends e-mails, texts, social media...

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Preparing for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into force on July 1, 2014.  Join us for a lunch & learn session outlining what CASL is and what you need to do to become compliant. Click here for full details.

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Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL)

J. Andrew Sprague presents on Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) at the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) and the Ontario Bar Association (OBA)’s joint program entitled “Countdown to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Make Sure You Are Ready” on April 7, 2014....

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The New Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation

Brian Curial presents to the Strathcona Rotary Club on the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: Are you ready?

Brian Curial presents a complimentary seminar on the new Canadian Anti-Spam Law.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): Are you ready?

J. Andrew Sprague discusses Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) at Miller Thomson LLP’s Charities and Not-for-Profit Sector Developments Program on Thursday, February 27, 2014.

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Implementing Privacy by Design

“Privacy by design” (“PbD”) is not a new concept but one that has been receiving increasing attention and legal clout in Canada, Europe,and around the world. Broadly speaking, it requires designing a system or process in a manner that protects...

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BC Commissioner Releases Cannabis Sales Privacy Protection Guidelines

As a result of the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (the “OIPC”) published guidelines (titled “Protecting Personal Information: Cannabis Transactions”) that aim to clarify the rights and...

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NIST Launches Privacy Framework Initiative

For many years, the cybersecurity framework developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) has been relied upon by organizations around the world as a foundational framework document. Given its success in the cybersecurity...

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Canadian Commissioner Seeks Stronger Privacy Laws

Last week, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (the “OPC”) released its 2017-2018 Annual Report (the “Report”). The Commissioner took the opportunity to raise serious concerns around the adequacy of Canadian privacy laws in the face of an increasingly digital...

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Mandatory Breach Draft Guidance Released

On September 17, 2018, the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) published its draft guidance about mandatory reporting of breaches of security safeguards (“Draft Guidelines”).  The OPC is seeking public comments as it readies itself for a November 1,...

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Getting Privacy Due Diligence Right

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 for organizations...

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Upcoming Mandatory Breach Notification Refresher

In keeping with the global movement towards increased data protection legislation, as evidenced by the recent enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe and similar legislation adopted in California and Brazil,  Canada will (as of November 1,...

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Brazilian GDPR Comes into Force

On August 14, 2018, less than three months after the coming into force of the European General Data Privacy Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the President of Brazil sanctioned, with partial veto, bill PLC 53/2018, which regulates the protection of personal information...

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Canadian Privacy Commissioner Says Public Profiles Are Private

On June 12, 2018, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) [1] released its report [2] into Profile Technology Ltd.’s (“Profile Technology”) use of “publicly available” Facebook profiles. The OPC concluded that Profile Technology had not obtained the necessary consents from individuals...

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PIPEDA and the Digital Privacy Act – Application to Pension Plans?

Part II of II As discussed in our most recent blog post, much attention has been given recently to the Digital Privacy Act[1] and the changes that will come into force later this year under the Personal Information Protection and...

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Harley-Davidson acquires assets of Fred Deeley Imports

Counsel to Harley-Davidson

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