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Finally some law! Understanding the new Cybersecurity Standards post-Ashley Madison

Information Technology Law Group (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Fasken Martineau
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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Privacy legislation in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere, while imposing detailed requirements on issues such as consent, often reverts to high level principles in outlining privacy safeguards or security obligations. One concern of the legislators has been that by providing more detail, the laws could make the mistake of making a "technology pick," which – given the pace of evolving technology – could very well be out of date in a few years. Another concern is that what constitutes appropriate security measures can very contextual. Nevertheless, however well-founded those concerns, the result is that organizations seeking direction from the law as to how these safeguard requirements translate into actual security measures are left with little to no clear guidance on the issue.

Join John Beardwood and Mark Bowman at Fasken’s Toronto offices for guidance on the new security safeguard requirements outlined in the recently published report by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Australian Privacy Commissioner on their joint investigation of Avid Life Media Inc. (i.e. re Ashley Madison), and the opinion presented by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in LabMB, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission.

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am Presentation and Q&A

For more information:

Nick Fan
Events Specialist
+1 416 868 3511