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Privacy and Access to Information

BUSINESS SERVICES - Privacy and Access to Information

Privacy protection and information management are critical matters for all organizations that handle personal information.

New privacy legislation and standards oblige public, private and not-for-profit organizations to ensure that their systems meet ever-changing and increasingly complex statutory regime and industry norms. Privacy and information management issues must be approached strategically to minimize organizations' legal and reputational risk and to adopt processes and policies that can create a competitive advantage.

Our Privacy and Information Management Group lawyers are leaders in privacy legislation and its effects on businesses, public institutions, regulatory bodies and their respective stakeholders, providing advice on the impact of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the development of information management systems, privacy policies and codes. We regularly prepare submissions to government advisory bodies and legislative standing committees on legislative and regulatory initiatives.

As leaders in the area of privacy legislation and its effects on businesses, we provide high-quality, cost-effective solutions to meet our clients' complete privacy and information management needs. We proudly serve organizations such as public institutions, universities (and other educational institutions), and healthcare providers (including hospitals, regulatory bodies, and their respective stakeholders), providing strategic legal and policy advice that guides and enhance organizations' policies and practices, in all privacy matters.

Our full range of privacy law services includes:

      • legal and regulatory environment;
      • compliance reviews;
      • policy development;
      • contract preparation;
      • addressing privacy breaches; and
      • litigating privacy issues

Our expertise in information and records management (including intellectual property protection and e-discovery) allows us to assist organizations in the formation and implementation of records management systems and drafting and reviewing related polices and contractual provisions.