Maryna Polataiko

Maryna Polataiko

Associate, Privacy and Data Management

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.5965



Areas of Expertise

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2020


  • McGill University, B.C.L./LL.B.
  • McGill University, Political Science (First Class Honours)


English, French, Ukranian

Maryna is an associate in the Privacy and Data Management Group. As an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C), Maryna is well-versed in Canadian privacy laws at the federal and provincial/territorial levels. Her practice covers a wide range of privacy, data management, and cybersecurity matters, including advising on privacy and anti-spam compliance, drafting privacy policies and procedures, conducting diligence and negotiations in a transactional context, and managing and responding to access to information requests. 

Maryna holds a joint Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. While at McGill, she co-founded Tech Law McGill – an organization for students interested in the intersection of law and technology. In 2020-21, Maryna was a Legal Fellow at the Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy.

  • Prospector Capital Corp.

    Prospector Capital Corp. in its business combination with LeddarTech for US$ 348 million

  • OneComply Inc.

    OneComply in its acquisition by GeoComply Inc.

  • Safran

    Safran in its acquisition of Orolia

  • VTS

    VTS in its acquisition of Lane Technologies

  • TopBuild

    TopBuild in its $1 billion acquisition of Distribution International

  • Spire Global

    Spire Global in its $204.2 million acquisition of exactEarth

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  • Honourable Mention, Canadian Law and Society Association English Language Article Prize (2020)
  • Bereskin & Parr Prize in Industrial and Intellectual Property (2018)
  • Third Place, Best Policy Briefing – uOttawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society Copyright Policy Moot (2018)
  • Research Group on Constitutional Studies Prize (2014)

  • Mile End Legal Clinic, Student Intern (2017 – 2018)
  • Legal Information Clinic at McGill, Case Worker (2016 – 2017)

  • Ontario Bar Association – Privacy and Access to Information Law Section
  • Women in Tech Law Committee – Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association


  • Co-Author, “The Freight Train of Privacy Legislative Reform Keeps Rolling,” Osler Legal Year in Review, 2022.
  • Co-Author, “Canada’s Freight Train of Privacy Legislative Reform Continues,” Osler Legal Year in Review, 2021.
  • Author, “Legislating Mis- and Disinformation in Canada,” World Intermediary Liability Map, News. Stanford University Center for Internet and Society. 2021.
  • Author, “A Right to De-Indexing in Canada,” World Intermediary Liability Map, News. Stanford University Center for Internet and Society. 2021.
  • Co-Author, “Platform Responsibility and Regulation in Canada: Considerations on Transparency, Legislative Clarity, and Design,” Harvard Journal of Law and Technology Digest. 2021.
  • Co-Author, “Waszul, Wiseau, and Moral Rights on the Internet,” The RecordYale Journal of Law and Technology. 2020.
  • Co-Author, “Copyright and Memes: Drake Effect, Exceptions to Infringement,” The Lawyer's Daily, LexisNexis Canada. 2020.
  • Co-Author, “Need a Good Laugh? Memes and Copyright,” The Lawyer's Daily, LexisNexis Canada. 2020.
  • Co-Author, “You Can’t be Blue Anymore: Blame Colour Monopolies,” The Lawyer's Daily, LexisNexis Canada. 2020.
  • Co-Author, “Transgressing the Division of Powers: The Case of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 34, no. 3 (2019): 393-415.


  • Co-Moderator, “Women's Healthtech: Legal Implications of a Changing World,” CAN-TECH Law Fall Conference, Toronto, 2022.
  • Moderator, “Shooting the Messenger? Intermediary Liability and Harmful Online Speech,” Tech Law McGill, McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal, 2018.
  • Paper Presenter, “Best We Forget: Expressive Freedom and the Right to be Forgotten,” USENIX Free and Open Communications on the Internet Workshop, Vancouver, 2017.
  • Paper Co-Presenter, “Constitutionalizing Self-Government for Whom? Provincial Interests and the Negotiation of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement,” Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Political Science Association, Ottawa, 2015.