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Martin Twigg

Martin Twigg

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2014
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver

Martin Twigg’s practice is focused in the areas of technology, privacy and cybersecurity.

As a member of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity group, Martin regularly advises clients with respect to compliance with Canadian federal and provincial privacy laws. He assists clients with the development and implementation of privacy policies and procedures, organization-wide data governance programs, and privacy compliant marketing and other business initiatives. He also drafts and negotiates vendor contracts and other agreements that involve the handling of personal information.

In the cybersecurity field, Martin works closely with clients and outside security experts to manage and respond to cybersecurity risks. He has acted as counsel in numerous complex data breach and cybersecurity incidents, including ransomware attacks, business e-mail compromise cases and sophisticated hacking and phishing attacks. He also advises clients regarding cybersecurity preparedness, helping to implement incident response plans and conduct risk assessments.

As a member of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications group, Martin assists clients with the negotiation and drafting of agreements relating to the commercialization of technology and related services, including software and technology licensing agreements, software development agreements, maintenance and support agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and terms of use. He also advises clients in relation to various other technology and internet related legal matters, including compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Law.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Martin served as a law clerk to six judges of the British Columbia Supreme Court.



  • Certificate, Osgoode Certificate in Intellectual Property Licensing York University
  • Course, Understanding Patents, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada McGill University
  • Course, Understanding Trademarks, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada McGill University
  • JD Dalhousie University
  • BA University of British Columbia

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Book, Co-Author Personal Information Protection Act - British Columbia and Alberta: Quick Reference, 2019 ed. Carswell - Thomson Reuters
Author Court Rules 'Sexting' Does Not Breach Morals Clause in Celebrity Endorsement Agreement Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada
Author The 'Enforceability Spectrum': Evaluating Notice and Assent for Online Agreements Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada
Speaker Unruly AI: Navigating a World of Delegated Decisions and Sticky Consequences Fasken Symposium 2019 location location Vancouver, BC
Panelist Minimum Viable Security: The Competitive Advantage Vancouver Startup Week 2019 location location Vancouver, BC
Speaker Legal Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs ENT 100 - Successful Innovation location location Victoria, BC Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria


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