Amanda Cutinha

Associate | Toronto


Portrait of Amanda Cutinha


Amanda is building a broad commercial litigation practice that seeks to advance individual client needs. She is particularly interested in privacy and cybersecurity and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C).

Amanda advises clients on a broad range of litigation matters, and as part of Miller Thomson’s national Cybersecurity and Privacy team, she assists clients on privacy issues, data breach/cyber incident response, and implementation of privacy programs.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • Research Fellow, Citizen Lab, 2021 & 2022
  • Bench Clerk, Grand Moot, 2020-2021
  • Senior Editor, Journal of Law and Equality, 2020-2021
  • Events Director, Peer Mentorship Program, 2019-2020
  • Equity Officer, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2019-2020
  • Associate Editor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, 2018-2019

Thought leadership

  • Author, “Minding Your Business: A Critical Analysis of the Collection of De-identified Mobility Data and Its Use Under Socially Beneficial and Legitimate Business Exemptions in Canadian Privacy Law,” Citizen Lab Research Report No. 161, University of Toronto, September 2021
  • Author, “Pandemic Privacy: A preliminary analysis of collection technologies, data collection laws, and legislative reform during COVID-19,” Citizen Lab Research Report No. 144, University of Toronto, September 2021

Community involvement

  • Justice Education Fellow, Ontario Justice Education Network, 2019-2020
  • Mentor, Peer Mentorship Program, 2019-2021
  • Immigration Law Student, Pro Bono Students Canada, 2018-2019
  • SOGI Country Conditions Working Group, International Human Rights Program, 2018-2019

Professional memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Group of Racialized Ontario Women Litigators
  • South Asian Bar Association

Bar admissions & education

  • Ontario, 2022
  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional, Canada (CIPP/C), 2023
  • J.D., University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2021
  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto (Trinity College), 2018