Patrick Laverty-Lavoie joins the BLG privacy team!
We are delighted to welcome new associate Patrick Laverty-Lavoie to the BLG privacy team. Patrick provides strategic advice on cybersecurity, privacy and data protection. He assists companies comply with data protection legislation and address legal issues related to information security and emerging technologies. Prior to joining BLG, Patrick worked in private practice, advising companies on […] Read more
Frédéric Wilson joins the BLG privacy team!
We are delighted to welcome new counsel Frédéric Wilson to the BLG privacy team. Frédéric handles every facet of privacy and cybersecurity law. Specifically, he helps our clients manage privacy incidents, deal with regulators, and operationalize compliance programs. Prior to joining BLG, Frédéric served as a senior privacy counsel at a major Canadian financial institution. […] Read more
BLG recognized once again as Firm of the Year for Privacy and Data Protection!
CONGRATS TO OUR PRIVACY TEAM! Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is recognized once again as Firm of the Year for #Privacy and #Data #Protection by Best Lawyers! ⭐ Congrats to: Elisa HENRY, François Joli-Coeur, Dan Michaluk, Eric S. Charleston, Simon Du Perron, Andy Nagy, Candice HEVIN, Daniel-Nicolas El Khoury, Catherine Labasi-Sammartino, Katherine Stanger, Matin Fazelpour, Marc Vani, Shane Morganstein, Julie M. Gauthier, Sepideh (Sep) Alavi, Bradley Freedman, Danielle Windt, Roberto Ghignone, Geneviève Fauteux Read more
BLG translation of the CAI draft guidelines on consent
The Quebec’s privacy regulator, the Commission d’accès à information (“CAI”), recently published draft guidelines on consent published as part of a public consultation currently underway until June 25th, 2023. Following this consultation, the CAI intends to release the final guidelines in October 2023. However, the regulator has indicated that this date may change depending on […] Read more
New OPC guidance: Privacy in the workplace
On May 29, 2023, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released new guidance on employee privacy rights in the workplace (the Guidance). The Guidance considers the balance between respecting employee workplace privacy while also recognizing that, under certain circumstances, employers may have a legitimate need to monitor and manage their employees. While […] Read more
BLG speaking at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2023
We are speaking at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2023! Here’s the BLG speaking schedule: Wed, May 24 8:00am – 12:00pm(Pier 2) What Privacy Officers Need to Know Eloïse Gratton, Elisa Henry, François Joli-Cœur, Matin Fazelpour Thu, May 25 12:00pm – 1:00pm(Metropolitan ballroom) Using What we Know so Far: Québec’s New Privacy Law in 2023 Eloïse […] Read more
Projet de lignes directrices sur le consentement de la CAI
La Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec invite le public à commenter son projet de lignes directrices sur le consentement en vertu de la Loi sur le secteur privé et de la Loi sur l’accès. Ces lignes directrices seront très importantes pour l’interprétation des nouvelles dispositions de la Loi 25. La consultation publique est ouverte jusqu’au 25 […] Read more
Cyber risk management guidance for Canadian corporate directors – 2023 Update
Cyber risk management is a fundamental issue for organizations of all kinds and sizes. Directors of Canadian corporations have a legal responsibility to ensure their corporations effectively manage cyber risks and are prepared to respond effectively to cybersecurity incidents. Recently refreshed guidance can help corporate directors fulfil their cyber risk management duties. Read Bradley Freedman’s […] Read more
Province releases cyber incident response standard for Ontario school boards
The Ontario Ministry of Education has released a draft of its new Cyber Incident Response Standard to establish expectations for the management of cyber incidents that can potentially impact Ontario school boards. This article summarizes the most important elements of this draft standard and offers our thoughts on how school boards should approach this new […] Read more
Ransomware attacks – Tips from the trenches
Ransomware attacks are an increasingly common and serious risk for Canadian organizations of all kinds and sizes. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security’s National Cyber Threat Assessment 2023-2024 warns: “… ransomware is almost certainly the most disruptive form of cybercrime facing Canadians”. This bulletin provides practical suggestions, based on real-world experience, for responding to a ransomware attack. […] Read more