Katelyn Smith

Katelyn Smith

Associate, Privacy & Data Management

Key Contact: Privacy and Data Management

Contact Information


tel: 416.862.6575



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2018

Alberta, 2015


  • University of Victoria, J.D.
  • Western University, B.A. (Hons. with ‘Western Scholars’ designation)



Katelyn is a member of the Privacy and Data Management group. Her practice focuses on a wide range of privacy, data governance and regulatory compliance matters, including assisting clients with product counselling, regulatory investigation response, outsourcing and licensing arrangements, privacy issues in mergers and acquisitions, development of privacy management programs, and data breach management.

Having previously worked at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Katelyn is well-versed in regulatory compliance issues and the investigations process.

Katelyn also has significant experience in the financial services sector. She has worked closely with technology teams on innovative product development, including in the areas of anti-fraud and financial crimes, and provides pragmatic advice on the associated privacy and regulatory risks. Katelyn advises both accountable organizations and service providers on outsourcing arrangements, including transborder data flows.

Since 2018, Katelyn has been an active member of the Privacy and Access Law Section of both the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

  • Ontario Bar Association - Newsletter Editor, Privacy and Access Law Section (past: Public Affairs Liaison (2019/20), Secretary (2018/19))
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member-at-Large, Privacy and Access Law Section
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of Alberta

  • Author, A Discussion with Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario Bar Association, December 22, 2020.
  • Panelist, Canadian Privacy Law Update, PrivacyConnect Toronto, September 25, 2020.
  • Author, Blocked Twitter Handles and the Identifiability Standard, Ontario Bar Association, March 10, 2020 [republished by the Canadian Bar Association on June 11, 2020].