Privacy Lawyer in Toronto
Our firm has experience in dealing with privacy law matters. It is key to understand that Canada has extensive privacy protections for its citizens. The same is true for all provinces.
Canada has two federal privacy laws, the Privacy Act, which covers the personal information-handling practices of federal government departments and agencies, and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the federal private-sector privacy law.
The Privacy Act relates to an individual’s right to access and correct personal information the Government of Canada holds about them or the Government’s collection, use and disclosure of their personal information in the course of providing services (e.g., old age pensions or employment insurance).
In Ontario, when one deals deal with private sector organizations for anything other than personal health information, one’s privacy may be protected under the federal government’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
Personal health information is protected under the Personal Health Information Protection Act.
This law applies to:
- public-sector organizations (e.g. hospitals)
- private businesses (e.g. pharmacies, long-term care homes)
- health care professionals (e.g. doctors)
We conduct work in the following areas:
- Development of Privacy Policies
- Investigation of Privacy Breaches
- Review of Surveillance Issues
- Legal Advice on Social Networking Apps
- Review of Software Privacy Tracking
If you wish to discuss your privacy law matter, please contact our lawyers at 416-847-1859 or firstname.lastname@example.org