Health - Privacy and Data Management

The rapid acceleration of digital health technologies and virtual healthcare has raised concerns about the privacy and security of personal health information and online medical records. Potential privacy security breaches pose a serious risk. Protecting the personal health care information of Canadians is critical to ensuring the success and effectiveness of new forms of care and delivery technologies.

Osler’s Privacy and Data Management Group is the largest team of practitioners focused exclusively on privacy and data management in Canada. We provide advice on the increasingly complex rules and broad range of privacy issues arising from the collection, use, disclosure and management of personal information. Our team has a deep understanding of Canada’s legislative and regulatory environment, the new technologies that are driving change in the health industry, and the unique litigation challenges faced by the industry. Our focus in recent years has been on leveraging artificial intelligence, data and breakthrough technologies.

The firm’s privacy and health care lawyers have advised on compliance with privacy legislation in federal and provincial jurisdictions. In Ontario, Osler  has assisted many health care institutions with policies for implementing the Personal Health Information Protection Act in their businesses and with service providers.

Healthcare organizations are turning to Osler for strategic and innovative advice on privacy matters. Our unparalleled level of hands-on privacy experience makes us your logical choice for  timely, collaborative, practical and cost-effective solutions.

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CDL Rapid Screening Consortium

CDL Rapid Screening Consortium in its pilot program led by the Creative Destruction Lab and including 11 diverse companies. The consortium aims to launch an antigen rapid testing program to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting their employees and publishing a playbook for businesses throughout Canada to reopen safely.

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