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Privacy & Access to Information
Personal information is a sensitive and often valuable commodity. Governments, businesses, societies, not-for-profit organizations and trade unions collect, use and disclose various amounts of personal information during the course of their normal business operations while some businesses focus solely on the use or sale of the personal information they collect as the core component of their operations.
Technology has made it a lot easier to collect, store, compile, process, and cross-reference vast quantities of information. As a result, marketing and customer service have become more efficient and customer-focused. However, many individuals have become concerned about the erosion of their personal privacy and the misuse of their personal information. Various levels of government have responded to these concerns by enacting complex and far-reaching legislation aimed at protecting and regulating how personal information is collected, used and disclosed by business, not-for-profit organizations and government.
The Davis LLP Privacy Law Compliance Practice Group provides advice to clients in Canada regarding compliance with public and private sector privacy and freedom of information laws. We also advise on the impact of Canadian privacy laws on non-Canadian-based clients, and assist with consideration of U.S. and international privacy laws that affect our Canadian clients. We help organizations comply with all levels of privacy legislation.
Our Privacy Compliance Program is designed to:
We also provide the following services:
Risk Management: Avoiding problems through proactive steps
Counsel and Representation: Managing problems and minimizing negative effects
Staying informed of this evolving landscape enables us to provide appropriate and accurate counsel.
We created our bulletin "Have You Protected Your Customer's Privacy?" to help clients identify potential risks of non-compliance.
Tamara Hunter, head of the Davis LLP Privacy Law Compliance Group, is at the forefront of privacy law in Canada. She has:
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