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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 problem solve any privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity issues that you encounter.

Our Team

Learn more about James Judson.

James Judson

Associate - Franchise, Technology & Privacy Law
Learn more about Andrew Johnson.

Andrew Johnson

Associate - Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Privacy Law
Learn more about Peter Dillon.

Peter Dillon

Partner - Franchise Law, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity

Lawyers Across Our Firm

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5 out of 5 stars.

I cannot thank you enough for what you [Chris Collins] and Charlene [Howlett] have done for me! I was so wary and anxious about beginning the legal process, but you and Charlene expertly guided me through it all, every step of the way. Charlene’s timely, patient responses and quick results when dealing with my own insurance company were all truly amazing. Words cannot express how much I appreciate your kindness, thoughtfulness, patience and steady support when I felt so unsure and my head was spinning. The outcome was an amazing, surprise, surpassing my hopes. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. From the bottom of my heart I thank you so very much! - C.E.

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I am very thankful to have been represented by Marie [Tukara] in what started as a high conflict marriage separation. I wanted to fight back as hard as possible, but not compromise my own integrity and sense of fairness. Marie was the right lawyer for me, as her integrity and desire for fairness, especially with respect to the children, was in line with my own. I found her to be incredibly competent and efficient in synthesizing a complex story into a concise response for legal documentation. In short, with Marie I was able to neutralize a large amount of unfairness delivered my way without having to stoop to the other party’s level, which is what any self-respecting person would ultimately want from their lawyer in my position. - A.S.

4 out of 5 stars.

When my husband and I bought a business, we chose Siskinds as we had a friend working there. Our purchase was relatively straightforward, and the lawyers involved gave us just the right amount of advice and legal support. They kept the amount of work inline with the size of our business, which was great. I'm giving four stars as our work wasn't complicated, but I wanted to say that you shouldn't be afraid of using a big firm like Siskinds for anything you need. -L.G.