Businesses and organizations are increasingly impacted by Canada's evolving privacy laws, which restrict the ways in which they may collect, use and disclose personal employee and customer information. Our privacy law professionals advise clients on compliance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, as well as applicable provincial privacy legislation such as Quebec's Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector and Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act.

Our international practice means that we have particular experience assisting multinational companies doing business in Canada to adapt their existing privacy policies to comply with Canadian statutory requirements, and to ensure that transfers of personal information to jurisdictions outside Canada are also done in compliance with Canadian privacy legislation.

Our services include:

  • assessing the current information practices of clients in a variety of industry sectors and advising them on how privacy laws affect their business activities
  • developing corporate privacy policies
  • drafting disclosure statements, supplier and third party privacy agreements, and other contract provisions relating to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information
  • establishing methods to inform and obtain customer consent
  • responding to regulatory reviews of corporate privacy procedures

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