Privacy & Information Protection

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Protection of information and CyberSecurity rank among the top concerns of businesses and citizens alike. Fasken Martineau’s Privacy & Information Protection group helps clients navigate new and evolving legislation. Our team understands the value of proprietary commercial, financial and strategic information and the vulnerabilities presented by advances in technology.

We offer extensive experience in conducting privacy audits and have implemented more than 100 privacy compliance programs. Our team is also intimately involved in the development of privacy legislation, and regularly make submissions to governments regarding forthcoming changes.

Our team comprises recognized privacy law experts across Canada and in London. This geographic reach gives us a unique ability to help you adhere to privacy legislation worldwide without compromising your business objectives.

Our Clients

Our wide range of clients includes information service providers, insurance companies, health service providers and hospitals, technology and telecommunications companies, manufacturing companies, and retail and services businesses. We also work with financial institutions, including banks, trust companies, and foreign banks and branches. Policymakers, both government and interested stakeholders, frequently consult us regarding the content of proposed legislation.

Our Expertise

  • Privacy audits and compliance programs
  • Application of Canadian privacy law to companies based in other jurisdictions
  • Privacy aspects of advertising and marketing, including e-mail marketing and anti-spam legislation
  • Response to domestic and multinational data breaches, including breach notification
  • Response to complaints and to investigations by privacy regulators
  • Employment issues, including investigations and surveillance
  • Freedom of information and access to information issues
  • Privacy-related litigation, including investigations, surveillance and e-discovery issues
  • Outsourcing involving personal information
  • Technology issues, including social media and other online issues

Primary Contacts

+1 416 865 4505
+1 604 631 3216
+1 403 261 5357
+1 416 868 3490
+1 514 397 5123
+1 514 397 7563
+1 418 640 2040