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Aya Barbach Étudiante/Summer student Montréal

Aya Barbach

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2018
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Aya Barbach is a lawyer within the Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity Group. She practises in the areas of data protection, privacy, access to information, cybersecurity, and online marketing.

Aya advises and supports both private businesses and public bodies on all matters relating to information technology and to data protection. In particular, Aya specializes in all legal and governance issues concerning the protection of personal information and privacy, including the management of data breaches (assessment of the risks of breach and of potential disclosure obligations; internal and external communication strategy), establishment of contracts, policies and procedures (such as data processing agreement, privacy policy, security incident management policy, consent form and any other document concerning data protection issues). She also assists organizations during audits.

In addition, Aya advises clients to ensure they comply with the Canadian anti-spam legislation and with all other matters related to information technologies.

Aya also advises and supports employers in labour and employment law in all issues involving digital technology and data protection. Aya assists clients to develop and implement policies and procedures in matters of protection of personal information (such as employee privacy policy, employee consent form, workplace video surveillance policy, etc.). In this respect, she also drafts data processing agreement.

Aya also acts on behalf of clients in relation to access to information requests and requests for information before the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec.

Aya also represents clients before various courts and administrative tribunals, including the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec.

Aya is currently completing her thesis in the field of data protection at the Université de Montréal. She has also published several articles and regularly takes part in consultations related to legislative reforms on the protection of personal information.

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Career & Education


  • Diploma, Equivalency Université de Montréal
  • Master's Degree, International Law Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
  • Licence Lyon Catholic University

Community involvement

  • Member of the Board of directors, Passages, 2019
  • Volunteer, Juripop Legal Clinic, 2014
  • Volunteer, Handicap International, 2010


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