Privacy Litigation

Privacy

Privacy is a business-critical issue for all companies, both domestic and international – and is becoming ever more so. When your reputation and bottom line are at stake, you need not only expert privacy lawyers, but also a leading privacy litigation team in Canada in your corner. That’s why social media giants like Facebook and TikTok, as well as established national and international corporations, all turn to Osler for representation on their privacy matters.

Osler represents Facebook in landmark defeat of certification of Cambridge Analytica class action

The court took the exceedingly rare step in Ontario of dismissing the motion for certification in its entirety in this landmark ruling.

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A rapidly evolving space

Data breaches. Ransomware attacks. Cybersecurity risks. As threats to Canadians’ privacy continue to multiply – often with potentially devastating commercial consequences – privacy-related investigations and litigation are becoming more and more prevalent. It is essential to put the necessary measures in place to mitigate these risks, and our decades of experience handling actual or threatened litigation and investigations in this space have demonstrated that involving privacy litigation experts from the beginning significantly improves outcomes.

Experience that goes above and beyond

For every matter where privacy or sensitive information is at risk, Osler’s market-leading privacy group works hand in glove from the outset with a member of Osler’s dedicated privacy litigation team to provide necessary strategy for minimizing risk and cost.

Be it regulatory investigations, or defending individual, group, or privacy class actions, or for other litigation – our expert team has you covered.

The expertise you need to drive results

Our fully integrated team is comprised of industry-leading privacy and litigation lawyers from across the country. Individually, they bring deep insight, exceptional talent and valuable experience to every matter. Collectively, they are a combination without equal:

Adam Kardash

Adam Kardash
Partner, Privacy and Data Management

Mark Gelowitz

Mark Gelowitz
Partner, Litigation

Sonia Bjorkquist

Sonia Bjorkquist
Partner, National Chair, Litigation

Christopher Naudie

Christopher Naudie
Partner, Litigation

These principal team members are joined by the expertise of Robert Carson, Deborah Glendinning, Geoffrey Hunnisett, David Rankin, and Lauren Tomasich, litigation partners in our Toronto office; Céline Legendre, a litigation partner based in Montréal; Tommy Gelbman, a litigation partner practising out of Calgary; and Vancouver-based litigation associate, Emily MacKinnon.

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Adam Kardash

Partner, Privacy and Data Management
National Lead, AccessPrivacy

Toronto

Mark Gelowitz

Partner, Litigation

Toronto

Sonia Bjorkquist

Partner, National Chair, Litigation

Toronto

Christopher Naudie

Partner, Litigation

Toronto

  • Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook, Inc. in the successful dismissal of certification of a proposed class action

  • Facebook, Inc.

    The BC Court of Appeal stayed a privacy class action in Douez v. Facebook, Inc. by enforcing a forum selection clause in favour of the courts of California. In a narrow 4-3 judgment, the SCC overturned the decision.

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