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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 Law, Cannabis Law
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 Sajjad Nematollahi.

Sajjad Nematollahi

Associate - Class Actions
Learn more about Andrew MacIver.

Andrew MacIver

Associate - Franchise, Licensing & Distribution Law
Learn more about Andrew Johnson.

Andrew Johnson

Associate - Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Privacy Law

Lawyers Across Our Firm

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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars.

I am certainly grateful for Jill McCartney and Madeline McKinnon for all the time they spent on the class action for my and many others issue. People like me do not understand all the legal procedures and get impatient but the team was there to answer any questions or concerns no matter how many times I called or e-mailed and encouraged me to do so . In the end Jill made sure I totally understood the decisions.  Thank you so much for caring. Would recommend this firm anytime. - F.A.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am sincerely grateful to Leanne Kuchynski for representing my wife and I in what we considered to be an unprecedented situation. Leanne's compassion, practical advice, openness to feedback, brilliant strategic thinking and outstanding work ethic led to the most optimal outcome while maintaining a superior human experience. Despite the harsh realities of the situation, I felt extremely comfortable that our best interest was Leanne's utmost priority and was confident in her demonstrated ability. She was professional and exceptionally thorough, yet remained remarkably caring.

I use to have a somewhat cautious disposition towards lawyers based on past experiences; however, Leanne completely restored my faith in the profession and earned my unquestionable loyalty for all future legal needs. - S.M.

5 out of 5 stars.

“Knowledge is Power” is the driving force behind Catherine Bruni’s style of defense. Over the past decade Cathy has represented our firm with much success; the key factor being that Cathy knows every detail of the case, not only from the defense perspective, but the plaintiff’s side as well. Understanding the case from every angle gives our team an advantage, resulting in very favourable outcomes. Cathy’s straightforward approach has earned our respect and created a relationship of trust and confidence. Litigation is a stressful experience that can take away from one’s ability to operate a business. With Catherine Bruni as our advocate, we can continue to focus on the success of our business knowing that Cathy is managing one of the more difficult aspects of our business’s exposures. - A.P.