Rosario Cartagena joins Osler’s Privacy and Data Management group as counsel

Rosario G. Cartagena

May 5, 2023

Rosario Cartagena

Osler is pleased to welcome Rosario Cartagena to the firm’s national Privacy and Data Management group as counsel based in Toronto.

Rosario is a nationally recognized expert in health privacy law, health research, privacy and data governance, information security, risk management and data ethics. She also advises clients on cybersecurity readiness, compliance program development and audits, AI frameworks and regulatory issues.

Rosario serves as chief privacy and legal officer at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), a not-for-profit research and analytics organization that uses population data to generate meaningful insights to improve policy, health care and health outcomes. Prior to joining ICES, she advised hospitals, long-term care homes, health care professionals, regulatory colleges and other organizations as an associate at another national law firm.

“Patient data is the crucial resource that our health sector clients are seeking to respectfully leverage to improve health care delivery across the country, facilitate health research to develop and improve patient treatments and outcomes, and to ensure the efficient allocation of resources,” said Adam Kardash, Chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Management group and National Lead, AccessPrivacy. “Rosario further deepens the breadth and depth of our national privacy practice, as she has a unique blend of highly specialized expertise and practical experience that will further help our clients navigate and address the growing privacy, legal, reputational and ethical risks in the health care and health research sectors.”

Osler’s Privacy and Data Management team is comprised of acknowledged leaders in the privacy arena and is consistently recognized by industry-leading publications, including a Band 1 ranking in Chambers Canada. We provide advice on the increasingly complex and expanding range of privacy, security and data governance issues arising from the collection, use, disclosure and management of personal information and data across the private, health, health research and broader public sectors.