Christopher Ferguson’s practice is focused on technology, privacy, and cybersecurity matters.
Chris regularly advises on mission critical technology issues and technology transactions, including negotiating and drafting technology services, cloud, data and AI, and outsourcing agreements. Chris advises on privacy compliance and risk management, the privacy and cybersecurity implications of novel products and services, and on the privacy and cybersecurity dimensions of technology and M&A transactions, including on legal and regulatory developments in those fields and on practical compliance solutions tailored to new technologies and evolving laws. Chris' privacy practice includes advising on health privacy and public sector privacy matters.
Chris has advised on and negotiated key strategic partnerships, services and cloud agreements for essential systems, and mission critical outsourcing arrangements and privacy, data protection, Canadian anti-spam legislation (CASL), and communications law matters. In addition, Chris has advised on legal advocacy before regulators and policy makers, including representation on matters relating to intellectual property, CASL, and communications law, and dealings with regulators, administrative boards, public servants, and ministerial staff. Chris has participated in proceedings before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Copyright Board of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Prior to joining the firm, Chris was in-house at a media and technology company, where he worked with executive and business stakeholders to consistently deliver results.