Adam Kardash - Privacy Lawyer

Adam Kardash

Partner, Privacy and Data Management
National Lead, AccessPrivacy

Chair: Privacy and Data Management

Key Contact: Cybersecurity and Security Incident Response

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.4703



Bar Admission

Ontario, 1994


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
  • York University, B.A. (Honours)



Adam is an acknowledged Canadian legal industry leader in privacy and data management; he leads the firm’s national Privacy and Data Management practice. Adam has been lead counsel on many of the most significant privacy matters in Canada. He advises Fortune 500 clients in their business critical data-protection issues, compliance initiatives and data governance. He regularly represents clients on regulatory investigations and security breaches.

Adam is Special Counsel to the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada and counsel to the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada. He has extensive experience in the privacy law area and regularly advises Chief Privacy Officers, in-house counsel and compliance professionals in the private, health, public and not-for-profit sectors on managing security incidents, privacy regulatory investigations, anti-spam law compliance, privacy and security reviews/audits; privacy policies, practices and procedures; privacy compliance initiatives; and service-provider arrangements involving personal information, including transborder data flows.

Adam has worked on a wide variety of transactions involving information technology, including technology acquisitions, licensing, outsourcing and service-provider arrangements, as well as general corporate commercial issues with respect to carrying on business over the Internet and in the electronic environment.

Adam speaks regularly on privacy issues, is a past chair of the Ontario Bar Association privacy section, and for three years taught an MBA course at York University’s Schulich School of Business on legal issues relating to electronic commerce.

Widely recognized as an innovator in his fast-moving area of law, Adam also oversees our firm’s integrated privacy compliance and data-governance consulting and information service that is complementary to the firm’s national privacy and data management practice.  This integrated offering includes a thought-leadership forum that involves Chief Privacy Officers and senior in-house counsel from many of Canada’s leading companies; in addition, it provides online subscription tools for CPOs, in-house counsel and compliance professionals. 

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Business Lawyers: Recognized in Privacy and Data Protection (Band 1)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Advertising & Marketing Law; Computer & IT Law
  • Who's Who Legal: Recognized in Thought Leaders: Data, Data - Data Privacy & Protection (International), and Data - Telecommunications Media & Technology (Canada); Global Leaders: Data - Privacy & Protection and Data - Data Security; National Leaders: Data (Canada)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Advertising and Marketing Law; Privacy and Data Security Law; "Lawyer of the Year", Privacy and Data Security Law (2021)
  • National Law Journal: Recognized in The National Law Journal's second annual list of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers
  • Ontario Bar Association: Recognized in the Ontario Bar Association Privacy Law Section: Karen Spector Memorial Award for Excellence in Privacy Law

  • Board of Governors, North York General Hospital Foundation
  • Centre for Information and Policy Leadership
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Ontario Bar Association (past chair, Privacy Section, served on the executive of the Electronic Commerce and Information Technology section)
  • Canadian Bar Association (member, National Privacy Section)

  • Speaker, “Trust in a Digital Age”, Deputy Ministers Retreat, Ottawa, July 4, 2018.
  • Speaker, 2018 Annual Privacy Conference, Osler Conference Centre, Toronto, June 22, 2018.
  • Panelist, “Protection of Private Data”, The Senate of Canada, Ottawa, May 30, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Big Data, Bigger Problems: Who Owns Your Data?”, The C.D. Howe Institute, Toronto, April 17, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Essential Data Breach Notification and Reporting Training for Privacy Professionals”, Privacy and Data Security Compliance Forum, Toronto, January 30, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Applying Ethical Frameworks to Innovative Processing”, IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2017, Toronto, May 18, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Assuring Innovation with Regulatory Acceptance by Vetting Data Uses”, IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2017, Washington, April 18, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Investigating and Responding to Privacy Breaches”, York University, Toronto, April 10, 2017.
  • Panelist, “Breach Response Table Top”, NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit, Toronto, February 16, 2017.
  • Panelist, “Game Changer: The Marriage of Wearable Technology and the Fashion Industry”, 2017 Fashion Law Conference, New York, February 10, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Privacy Panel – Fireside Chat”, IAB Canada, Toronto, September 21, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Security Incident Readiness: Lessons Learned from the Trenches”, The One National Conference, Chartered Professional Accounts, Vancouver, September 19, 2016.
  • Panelist, “Privacy in the Digital Age; What ’s the Trade-off?”, Aga Khan Museum, IT.CAN, Toronto, September 17, 2016.
  • Speaker, 2016 Annual Privacy Conference, Osler Conference Centre, Toronto, June 15, 2016.
  • Speaker “Legal, Privacy and Other Considerations – Before, During and After a Breach”, 2016 IIAC Cybersecurity Conference, Toronto, June 14, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Global Privacy & Cybersecurity II: Key Canadian Developments in Canadian Privacy Arena”, PLI’s 17th Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law- Practising Law Institute, Toronto, June 6, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Cyber Risk Readiness: Incident Response Planning”, Carswell IT Law Spring Forum, IT.CAN, Toronto, May 16, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Rethinking the Consent Model”, IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium, Toronto, May 11, 2016.
  • Panelist, “Data Breach Preparedness: The Right Way to Survive 30 Days of Hell”, Cyber Risk Summit, NetDiligence, Toronto, April 29, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Transparency and Consent”, Canadian Privacy Summit 2016, The Office of the B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner and the Conference Board of Canada, Vancouver, April 13, 2016.
  • Panelist, “Managing Big Data Privacy Concerns”, 13th Annual Privacy Law and Compliance Forum, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, March 30, 2016.
  • Panelist, “Emerging concepts of notice and choice in world regimes: GDPR, Canada, Latin America”, Chief Privacy Officers Council Conference, The Conference Board, Santa Clara, March 24, 2016.
  • Speaker, “How to Protect Against the Serious Consequences of Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Breaches”, 6th Annual In-House Counsel Summit, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, February 23, 2016.
  • Panelist, “Collecting and Selling Data”, JD/MBA Student’s Association Conference, Osgoode Hall Law School & Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, February 5, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) Guidelines”, The Canadian Institute’s 22nd Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Conference, Toronto, January 19, 2015.
  • Speaker, “The Canadian Legal Cybersecurity Landscape: “Reasonable” security safeguards, security breach notification, and emerging class action activity”, 2015 Toronto CISO Executive Summit, Toronto, November 16, 2015.
  • Co-author, “A practical cross-border insight into data protection law”, The International Comparative Legal Guide published by the Global Legal Group, October 2015.
  • Speaker, “Beyond the Data Breach: Class Actions and the Alleged Misuse of Consent”, OBA Privacy Class Actions in Canada Conference, Toronto, October 19, 2015.
  • Panelist, “KM – Information Governance: Concepts and Strategies”, LegalTech, Toronto, September 25, 2015.
  • Speaker, “The Emerging Cybersecurity Threat - Legal and Regulatory Considerations”, FEI Canada, Toronto, September 15, 2015.
  • Speaker, "Embedding Cyber into Enterprise Risk", International Cyber Risk Management Conference, Montreal, June 15, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Global Privacy II – Rest of World”, 16th Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, New York, June 8, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Dealing with Law Enforcement and Other Legal Considerations for Cyber Incidents”, Investment Industry Association of Canada Cybersecurity Conference, Toronto, June 4, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Cyber Security: Data Residency, Security and Best Practices”, Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education, Toronto, May 28, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Emerging Privacy and Data Risk Management Challenges”, MSA’s Canadian Insurance Financial Forum, Toronto, May 27, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Privacy and Data Breach Class Actions: What’s Next?”, The Canadian Institute’s Class Actions Forum West, Vancouver, May 21, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Data Governance: Addressing the Big Data Challenge”, IT.CAN 2015 Information Technology Law Spring Forum, Toronto, May 4, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Dissecting a Data Breach”, NetDiligence Symposium, Toronto, April 23, 2015.
  • Co-author, “Hopkins v. Kay”, Canadian Privacy Law Review, Volume 12 Number 5, April 2015.
  • Speaker, Privacy Basics for the Budding Entrepreneur: A webinar for The Next Big Thing, November 6, 2014.
  • Speaker, Canadian Anti-Spam Law Update, Ernst & Young LLP Financial Reporting Developments 2014, Private Company Sessions, Toronto, November 5, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Tackling the Emerging Big Data Challenge”, Insurance Bureau of Canada’s 14th Annual Regulatory Affairs Symposium, November 4, 2014.
  • Moderator, The Regulators Speak (Panel of 6 Federal and Provincial Privacy and Access Commissioners), Canadian Bar Association’s 5th Annual Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium, October 31, 2014, Ottawa.
  • Speaker, Privacy 101, IAPP KnowledgeNet, Toronto, October 23, 2014.
  • Panelist, “Supplier Risk and Breach Management”, Chief Security Officer Summit, Security Education Conference, October 21, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Digital Day – Canadian Privacy Law Developments”, Osler, Montreal, October 17, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Living with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation - Technology at the Forefront: High Risk Compliance Areas”, Portfolio Management Association of Canada 2014 Toronto Compliance Forum, September 23, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation – Emerging Compliance Issues”, Investment Industry Association of Canada, September 10, 2014.
  • Co-author, “Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation now in force” in the Taylor Wessing Global Data Hub, September 2014.
  • Speaker, “What you need to know about CASL”, T.E.N. Inc., Webinar, July 15, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation”, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Webinar, July 10, 2014.
  • Speaker, “CASL Compliance and Risk Mitigation Strategies,” Canadian anti-spam legislation workshop organized by IT World Canada as part of the Canadian CIO Executive Education Series, May 22, 2014.
  • Co-author, Canada Chapter. This article first appeared in the first edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.
  • Speaker, “How to Stay Competitive in an Online and Mobile World,” International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2014 Canada Privacy Symposium, Toronto, May 8, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Q & A with the Experts, Countdown to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Make Sure You Are Ready,” Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, April 7, 2014.
  • Speaker, Webinar “Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation:  Getting ready for July 1st, 2014, ”Presentation to the Institute of Communication Agencies, Toronto, April 1, 2014.
  • Moderator, “How to Prevent and Respond to Data Breaches—Perspectives from a Dataholder and a Regulator,” International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2014 Global Privacy Summit, Washington, March 7, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Getting ready for July 1st, 2014”, 2014 Winter Compliance and Operations Symposium, Toronto, February 27, 2014.
  • Speaker, "The Canadian Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioural Advertising,” 20th Annual Advertising & Marketing Law Conference, Toronto, January 21, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Canada’s Anti-Spam Regulations: Getting Ready for July 1, 2014,” Association of Canadian Advertisers, Toronto, January 15, 2014.
  • Co-author, “International Workplace Data Issues – Canada,” in Robert Sprague, ed., Workplace Data: Law and Litigation (Arlington: BNA Books, 2013).
  • Speaker, “The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation – What You Need to Know,” Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals International Webinar, Toronto, November 21, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Landmark Decisions in Access and Privacy Law,” Privacy and Access 20/20: A new Vision for Information Rights, Vancouver, October 10, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Cyber Security – Threats & Protection,” PMAC affiliate member event, Toronto, October 9, 2013.
  • Speaker, webinar “Canadian Self-Regulatory for Online Behavioural,” Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada, Toronto, August, 21; July 25; July 18, 2013.
  • Speaker, “The Privacy Challenge, and the Trust Solution,” IAB Canada X-Series - Real-Time Bidding, Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada, Toronto, May 30, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Online Behavioural Advertising,” Sun Life Financial Privacy Summit 2013, Toronto, May 29, 2013.
  • Speaker, “New Platforms, Applications and Technology: Emerging Issues for the Employment Law Attorney,” American Bar Association Section of Labour & Employment Law, International Labour & Employment Law Committee mid-year meeting, Rome, May 7, 2013.
  • Speaker, "Emerging Employee Privacy and Security Issues for Retailers,” National Retail Federation, Florida, April 19, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Address Collection, Data Protection and Advertising (Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance Panel),” 2013 ANA Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference, Washington, March 19, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation,” Marketing Magazine – 2013 Privacy Conference, Toronto, February 28, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Exploring the New Tort of Invasion of Privacy: Implications of Jones v Tsige,” Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture on Privacy Law 2013, Ottawa, February 21, 2013.
  • Moderator, Panel Session: Exploring the Promise of Analytics, Guidance for Analytics: Protecting Privacy and Fostering Innovation Workshop II, Centre for Information Policy Leadership, Washington, D.C., December 5, 2012.
  • Speaker, "Preventing/Reducing Unauthorized Access to Personal Health Information,” webcast and videoconference, Ontario Hospital Association, November 28, 2012.
  • Speaker, “Anti-Spam Legislation/Other Privacy Matters,” Investment Industry Association of Canada’s Fall Compliance and Operations Symposium, Toronto Board of Trade, November 8, 2012.
  • Co-author, Canada chapter in Rosemary P. Jay, ed., Getting the Deal Through – Data Protection & Privacy 2013 (Law Business Research Ltd., 2012).
  • Speaker, “Impact of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act on lawyers and law firms,” Sudbury District Law Association Colloquium 2012, Sudbury, October 25, 2012.
  • Speaker, “What the Privacy Accountability Requirements Mean to Insurers,” Insurance Bureau of Canada, 12th Annual Regulatory Affairs Symposium, Toronto, October 24, 2012.
  • Moderator/Speaker, “Panel Session on Privacy Governance and Accountability,” The 3rd Annual Reboot Privacy, Access and Security Congress 2012, Ottawa, October 5, 2012.
  • Speaker, “An Inside Look at Security Incidents,” Canadian Institute’s Forum on Privacy Law & Compliance, Toronto, September 21, 2012.
  • Speaker, “Anatomy of a Privacy and Data Breach: Understanding the Risk and Managing a Crisis,” 2012 RIMS Canada Conference, Saskatoon, September 10, 2012.
  • Speaker and Co-chair, "2012 AccessPrivacy Annual Privacy Conference,” Heenan Blaikie LLP, Toronto, June 7, 2012.
  • Witness, House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI) Study: Privacy and Social Media, Ottawa, June 19, 2012.
  • Speaker, “Emerging Issues in Privacy, Anti-Spam and E-Commerce Law,” 2nd Annual Business Law Summit, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, May 16, 2012.
  • Author, "Protection of Trade Secrets in Canada,” presented at Global Secrets Protection and Drafting Policies, American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, International Labor & Employment Law Committee mid-year meeting, May 15, 2012.
  • Panelist, "Global Trade Secret Protection and Drafting Global Policies,” American Bar Association Section of Labour & Employment Law, International Labor & Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting, Paris, France, May 15, 2012.
  • Author, "Protection of Trade Secrets in Canada,” presented at Global Secrets Protection and Drafting Policies, American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, International Labor & Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting, May 15, 2012.
  • Panelist, "Workplace Technologies and Implications for Financial Services Industry, American Bar Association Section of Labour & Employment Law,” National Symposium on Technology in Labour and Employment Law, New York, April 26, 2012.
  • Speaker, "Best Practices in Global Privacy Compliance,” Canadian Corporate Counsel Association 2012 World Summit, Montreal, April 14, 2012.
  • Co-author, "Social Networking & the Global Workforce - Canada" in William L. Keller & Timothy J. Darby, eds., International Labor and Employment Laws, 3d ed. Vol. 1A and 1B (Arlington: BNA Books, 2011).
  • Co-author, “Exploring the Meaning of “Real Risk of Significant Harm” - 2011 Report on the AccessPrivacy Breach Notification Workshops, published November 15, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law & Amendments to Current Federal Privacy Legislation,” Canadian Society of Association Executives Legislation Day 2011, Heenan Blaikie, Toronto, November 10, 2011.
  • Moderator, “Privacy Protection Agency Expectations for Comprehensive Programs,” 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Mexico City, November 2, 2011.
  • Instructor, “Responding to Privacy Breaches; Preventing Privacy Disasters,” Heenan Blaikie, Toronto, October 26, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Privacy Law and the Charity or NPO,” Osgoode Professional Development CLE – Legal and Risk Management Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations, Osgoode Hall, Toronto, October 6, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Exploring the Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Hassle,” Council of Chief Privacy Officers, Conference Board of Canada, Toronto, October 4, 2011.
  • Co-panelist, “Breach Notification Workshop,” AccessPrivacy CPO Forum, Toronto, September 27, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Social Media in the Global Workplace,” Global Workplace Compliance Network Webinar, September 28, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Key Recent Legal Decisions and Trends in Privacy Law,” Canadian Institute’s Forum on Privacy Law & Compliance, Toronto, September 21, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Social Media Privacy Issues,” IT Law Spring Forum, Toronto, June 6, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation,” Retail Council of Canada, Toronto, May 17, 2011.
  • Speaker, “The Internet of Things,” IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2011, International Associations of Privacy Professionals, Toronto, May, 6, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation,” Canadian Life and Health Insurance Associations Inc., 2011 Compliance and Consumer Complaints Annual Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, May 4, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Data Security and Privacy Issues Facing Canadian Businesses,” Chartis Insurance Online Webinar, Toronto, April 21, 2011.
  • Speaker, “An Inside Look at Security Incidents,” Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Toronto, March 29, 2011.
  • Co-chair, “AccessPrivacy 2010 Privacy Conference,” Toronto, March 25, 2010.
  • Speaker, “Data Privacy: A Global Compliance Challenge for U.S. Employers,” Global Workplace Compliance Network webinar, January 20, 2011.
  • Author, “Canada Introduces Board New Anti-Spam Bill,” Canada – United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce newsletter, Nov.-Dec. 2010 edition.
  • Speaker, “Canadian Privacy Law Departments: Impact of Pending Security Breach Notification Rules,” Insurance Bureau of Canada, 10th Annual Regulatory Affairs Symposium, Toronto, November 4, 2010.
  • Co-speaker, “The Internet of Things,” PIPA Conference 2010, Getting Through the Privacy Jungle: How to See the Forest ... and the Trees, Calgary Alberta, November 3, 2010.
  • Speaker, “An Inside Look at Security Incidents,” Technology Risk Executive Board, Toronto, November 2, 2010.
  • Panelist, “Privacy Implications of Cloud Computing,” Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, 2010 Consumer Privacy Consultations, Calgary, June 21, 2010.
  • Co-panelist, “Religious Perspectives on Privacy,” IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2010, Toronto, May 26-28, 2010.
  • Chair, AccessPrivacy 2010 Privacy Conference, Toronto, March 25, 2010.
  • Speaker, “Social Media and Its Collision with Global Privacy and Data Protection,” 2010 ANA Advertising Law and Public Policy Conference, Washington, March 17, 2010.
  • Speaker, “Privacy Case Law: A Year in Review,” Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, February 16, 2010.
  • Speaker, “Update on Canadian Privacy Law,” New York Privacy Officers’ Forum, New York, NY, February 4, 2010.
  • Moderator, “Employee Privacy Related Issues,” Northwind Privacy Invitational Forum, Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario, November 20, 2009.
  • Moderator, “Chief Privacy Officer Roundtable,” 13th Annual IT.CAN Conference, Toronto, October 22, 2009.
  • Panel participant, “Who Ya Gonna Call” panel discussion about multijurisdictional privacy investigations, Solving the Privacy Puzzle, PIPA Conference 2009, Vancouver, October 15 – 16, 2009.
  • Co-chair, “A Luncheon with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada,” Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, September 17, 2009.
  • Co-presenter, webinar on Canadian Data Protection for DataGuidance, September 3, 2009.
  • Co-chair, “Hot Issues in Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act(MFIPPA)” – 3rd Annual FIPPA and MFIPPA Update and Training Session, Heenan Blaikie Conference, Toronto, June 18, 2009.
  • Represented Canadian Bar Association, “Trilateral Committee on Transborder Data Flows – Third Stakeholders Consultation Forum,” held by Industry Canada, Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, Ottawa, June 15, 2009.
  • Co-chair, “Hot Issues in Privacy Law,” Ontario Bar Association CLE, Toronto, June 8, 2009.
  • Moderator, “Privacy Compliance Monitoring,” Meeting of the Council of Chief Privacy Officers, The Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, May 26, 2009.
  • Speaker, “Update / Year in Review,” Privacy Law: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Privacy, OBA Institute of CLE, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, February 2, 2009.
  • Speaker, “AccessPrivacy: Hot Issues in FIPPA and MFIPPA for Transit Authorities,” Heenan Blaikie conference, Toronto, February 12, 2009.
  • Speaker, “Workplace Privacy Issues,” 2008 Privacy Invitational Strategic Forum, Northwind Professional Institute, Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario, November 6, 2008.
  • Panel moderator, “Addressing the Workplace Privacy Challenge,” Heenan Blaikie’s Annual Conference on Labour, Employment and Pension Law, Toronto, September 25, 2008.
  • Speaker, “Confidential Information in a Global Economy,” Protection of Trade Secrets in Canada, 2nd Annual CLE Labour and Employment Conference, American Bar Association, Denver, Colorado, September 11, 2008.
  • Speaker, session titled “Dealing with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC),” Meeting of the Council of Chief Privacy Officers, The Conference Board of Canada, Montreal, June 3, 2008.
  • Co-panelist, “Managing Privacy Risks,” 3rd Annual Risk Management Course for Credit Unions, Insight Conference, Toronto, December 10, 2007.
  • Co-chair, “Hot Issues in Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA: Conference for Municipalities, Police Services and Local Boards),” Heenan Blaikie Conference, Toronto, November 26, 2007.
  • Panelist, “Multi-Jurisdictional Security Breaches,” International Association of Privacy Professionals: Privacy Academy, San Francisco, October 22, 2007.
  • Speaker, “Workplace Privacy,” Managing the Workplace 2007: Conference on Labour, Employment and Pension Law, presented by Heenan Blaikie, Toronto, September 26, 2007.
  • Moderator, “Chief Privacy Officer Roundtable,” Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, July 23, 2007.
  • Co-chair, “Hot Issues in Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA),” Heenan Blaikie Conference, North Bay, June 6, 2007.
  • Co-author, “,” a Heenan Blaikie electronic guide to Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), April 2007. (
  • Co-chair, “Hot Issues in Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act(MFIPPA),” Heenan Blaikie Conference, Toronto, March 22, 2007.
  • Co-presenter, “Data Breaches and Identity Theft: The Quintessential Privacy Dilemma,” Ontario Bar Association Institute Conference, Toronto, February 6, 2007.
  • Presenter, Workplace Privacy, “The Intensive Course in Privacy and Data Security,” Osgoode Hall Law School, Professional Development CLE, January 22/23, 2007.
  • Co-author, “The duty to create a record,” online: (2006) BAR-ex.
  • Co-author, “Canadian privacy legislation and transborder data flows of personal employee information for processing purposes,” Employment and Industrial Relations Law Newsletter (International Bar Association Legal Practice Division) 16:2 (September 2006) 36
  • Co-chair, Hot Topics in Privacy Law, Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Toronto, June 8, 2006.
  • Presenter, “Summary Overview of the Implications of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the University Sector,” Executive Heads Roundtable, Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto, April 20, 2006.
  • Co-author, “Annotated Commentary of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) in the University Context,” Council of Ontario Universities, April 20, 2006.
  • Co-editor, Compendium of Canadian Legislation Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in Health Research, 2nd ed. Ottawa: Public Works and Government Services Canada, June 2005.
  • Speaker, “Advising Business on Technology Law Issues, Selected Privacy Issues,” Osgoode Hall Law School, Osgoode Professional Development Centre, Toronto, Ontario, November 24, 2004.
  • Speaker, “Impact of Health Information Protection Act, 2004 on Health Research Activities,” multi-stakeholder workshop on the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Draft Privacy Best Practices Guidelines, Toronto, August, 2004.
  • Speaker, “Law Firm Compliance: Key Privacy Considerations for Lawyers and Law Firms in Ontario - Selected Privacy Issues: Knowledge Management and Law Firm Technology,” Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, May 6, 2004.
  • Speaker, Minimizing the Risks of Leading-Edge Online Marketing and Advertising, Netlaw 2004, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, March 25, 2004.
  • Speaker, “Privacy and Call Centres,” Contact Professionals Alliance, Novotel, Mississauga, December 11, 2003 and Donalda Club, Toronto, December 3, 2003.
  • Speaker, “Privacy Issues in the Electronic Workplace,” Heenan Blaikie seminar series, Novotel Hotel, Mississauga, October 30, 2003.
  • Speaker, A Class of Their Own:Class Actions and Privacy, Ontario Bar Association – Privacy section seminar - Chair, Toronto, October 28, 2003.
  • Speaker, “PIPEDA: Its 2004 Application in the Health Care Sector,”Health Privacy, , Insight Conference, Toronto, September 29, 2003.
  • Speaker, “Privacy and the Post-Secondary Institution: Emerging Themes and Trends,” Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of University Solicitors, Winnipeg, September 19, 2003.
  • Panelist, “Privacy in Practice: Retaining, Acquiring and Growing Your Customer Base, Canadian Marketing Association’s Privacy Conference, September 18, 2003.
  • Speaker and panelist, “Why Good Privacy Is Good Business,” Common Privacy Compliance Issues, Association for the Advancement of Relationship Marketing, Toronto, June 11, 2003.
  • Speaker, “The Absolute Very Latest Up to the Minute News, Tips & Strategies in Privacy Law and Compliance,” Ontario Bar Association (Privacy Section), Toronto, May 5, 2003.
  • Privacy Law, chapter in A.M. Gahtan, M.P.J. Kratx and J.F. Mann, ed., Electronic Commerce: A Practitioner's Guide, Toronto, Carswell, 2003, 19-1.
  • Speaker, “Privacy and Electronic Data Flows,” 2003 Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Privacy section), Toronto, March 6, 2003.