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We are shocked and devastated by the senseless crime motivated by hatred and racism that was committed in our community on June 6. We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of those who were killed, and wish a full recovery to the surviving young boy who remains in hospital. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim partners, colleagues, clients, friends, and neighbours in rejecting Islamophobia in all forms, and demanding better for our community. Hatred has no place here. It diminishes every one of us. Each of us shares the responsibility for putting an end to it. We recognize that as members of the legal profession, our share of that responsibility is heightened. This unspeakable crime strikes at the very core of the Muslim community’s sense of security and will have a lasting impact. Although this tragedy can never be undone, we believe the goodness in our city will prevail. We commit to be better for each other, to demand better from each other and to share love, kindness and tolerance with one another. We must stand together to build a safer, more inclusive community for all.

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If you are experiencing a data security breach, call our 24-hour hotline immediately at 800.816.9596.

Data leaks, cyber security attacks, and privacy breaches have become ever more prevalent, affecting businesses of all sizes and across all commercial sectors. In the past, many companies did not have to consider the impact of data protection, cybersecurity, and privacy law on their business. In the digital age, however, businesses cannot ignore the provincial, federal, and international requirements that govern the collection, use, and storage of individually identifiable data.

Businesses that operate wholly or partially in Canada are now governed by complex legal and regulatory frameworks for the storage, use, and protection of private data. There are serious reputational, legal, and financial consequences for organisations that do not comply with the complex legal and regulatory requirements relating to data protection, cybersecurity, and privacy law.

Whether data collection, storage, and use is ancillary to your business purpose or if it comprises a major component of your business, the legal experts in Siskinds’ Data Protection, Cybersecurity, & Privacy Law Practice Group are ready to advise you on how to minimize your enterprise risk while maximizing your organisational goals.

Areas of Expertise

Collection, storage, and use of personal data are some of the greatest drivers of the new economy. The legal landscape is continually shifting to present significant enterprise risk if individually identifiable data is not managed appropriately. Our experts are familiar with all aspects of data protection, cybersecurity, & privacy law, including:

  • Compliance programs, policies, and procedures;
  • Acquisition of appropriate levels of cyber insurance;
  • International data transfer management;
  • Incident response planning and execution;
  • Know Your Client and Anti Money Laundering policies & procedures;
  • Data security, data loss and data breach planning & prevention; and
  • Anti-spam compliance.

Providing Professional Representation to Our Clients

Siskinds is one of Canada’s leading law firms. With a team including commercial, franchise, health care, class actions, software licencing and distribution, intellectual property, and municipal lawyers, Siskinds has the expertise to assist you in all matters pertaining to data protection, cybersecurity, and privacy law. We have extensive experience acting on behalf of clients ranging from start-ups to multi-national organisations. Our team is ready to help your business solve any privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity issues that you encounter.


Our Team

Learn more about Stacey Bothwell.

Stacey Bothwell

Partner - Business Law
Learn more about Peter Dillon.

Peter Dillon

Partner - Franchise Law, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity
Learn more about Andrew MacIver.

Andrew MacIver

Associate - Franchise, Licensing & Distribution Law
Learn more about Michael Weinberger.

Michael Weinberger

Associate - Business & Privacy Law

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Hello, finally stopping by to say thank you for everything! I had the honor of having Jill McCartney work my case, amazing person to work with she is very nice, explains things very thoroughly. No complaints. - K.W.

As the COO of a midsize company I contacted Siskinds with regards to an intricate and somewhat challenging H.R. issue, and we were directed to Christopher Sinal. Upon review of this complex situation, his in depth knowledge of H.R. law allowed us to construct a clear and strategic plan. Phone calls and email enquiries were dealt with efficiently and timely. Chris displayed his competency and confidence in our final negotiations to bring closure to the case. We appreciate his preparedness and professionalism in representing our firm. - B.D.

When I was reflecting on the year 2020, and thinking of the people that had the most impact on me, you [Rasha El-Tawil] quickly came to mind. I was stressed and uncomfortable for the past few years, but when you took my case, I have since been able to relax and focus on other aspects of my life. I want to take a moment to thank you for making my 2020 easier. Not only have you contributed to my personal case, but you’ve also taught me the traits that an amazingly kind and intelligent lawyer should have. -T.H.