Legal Issues in Privacy & Cyber Security
Compliance and Best Practices
November 19 - 20, 2019 · Toronto, Ontario
Featuring These Industry Experts
Imran Ahmad, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Imran is a Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP with a specialization in privacy, cybersecurity and technology law. As part of his cybersecurity practice, Imran works closely with clients to develop and implement
practical strategies related to cyber threats and data breaches. He advises on legal risk assessments, compliance, due diligence and risk allocation advice, security, and data breach incident preparedness and response. In addition, Imran
acts as “breach counsel” in the event of a cybersecurity incident, such as a data or privacy breach. He also provides representation in the event of an investigation, an enforcement action or a litigation. Imran is the author
of Canada’s first legal incident preparation and response handbook titled Cybersecurity in Canada: A Guide to Best Practices, Planning, and Management (LexisNexis, August 2017). In his privacy law practice, he advises clients on
compliance with all Canadian federal and provincial privacy and data management laws. He has a particular focus on cross-border data transfer issues and enterprise-wide governance programs related to privacy and information governance.
Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Executive Director, Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre
Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an international standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 40 languages
Dr. Cavoukian was previously the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University. Dr. Cavoukian is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, “The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust” with Tyler Hamilton and “Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World” with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named among the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, named as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business, she was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders, (November, 2017), named among the Top Women in Tech, (December, 2017), was awarded the Toastmasters District 60 Communication and Leadership Award, (April, 2018) and most recently, named as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity for a second year in a row, (February, 2019).
Sandeep Deol, Legal Counsel - Information Management (Privacy) and Technology, Corporate/Commercial, University Health Network
Charles Docherty, Assistant General Counsel, Canadian Bankers Association
Mr. Docherty completed his undergraduate degrees – BA and LLB, at the University of Ottawa, and later obtained a Master’s degree in Banking and Financial Services Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. His primary
responsibilities as Assistant General Counsel at the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) include cyber-security, legal analysis and negotiation and drafting of agreements. His areas of focus include financial services regulation with
emphasis on Bank Act, litigation (including interventions on behalf of the banking industry), privacy, and constitutional issues.
David Goodis, Assistant Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
David Goodis is Assistant Commissioner (Policy & Corporate Services) with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. David is a graduate of Western University’s law school, and was called to the Ontario Bar
in 1988. David has represented the IPC in hearings before the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. David recently authored the 2019 Annotated Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of
Privacy Acts, and teaches administrative law and privacy law at Osgoode Hall Law School, and administrative law at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.
Vanessa Henri, Lawyer, Fasken Martineau
Vanessa specializes in data protection, information security and emerging technologies. She holds a Master of Law (LLM) from McGill University on the topic of cyberespionage, is a Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO)
and is a lecturer at the University of St-Thomas, where she teaches corporate practices in cyber security. Her studies on the Dark Net were funded by the Quebec Bar Association and published in the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology.
Vanessa has appeared as an expert in various media events and is sought after as a public speaker in key industry conferences around the world, including in Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Paris. Prior to joining Fasken, Vanessa was Director
of Legal and Data Privacy as well as a Data Protection Officer at Hitachi Systems Security, the division of the Hitachi Group which focuses on information security.
Michel Jutras, General Compliance Officer, Air Canada
Michel Jutras is a seasoned corporate legal and compliance professional and consultant.
He has extensive professional and business experience in multinational corporations operating in very diverse jurisdictions and industry sectors.
Michel joined Air Canada in 2013 as its General Compliance Officer.
Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, Michel plays a key role in identifying and assessing compliance risk across the business and is responsible for developing effective and sustainable compliance and ethics programs for Air Canada.
Michel has also previously served as Compliance Leader at GE Capital Canada and as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and compliance leader of a number of businesses within the Rio Tinto (UK) mining group for well over
He holds a B.A (History and Political Science) from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Laws (Common and Civil Law) degree from McGill University.
Mark Hayes, Hayes eLaw LLP
Mark is one of Canada's best known technology, copyright and privacy lawyers. His practice focuses on commercial and litigation matters relating to intellectual property and copyright, entertainment and media, information
technology and Internet privacy and access to information. Mark has extensive experience with regulatory matters and Canadian federal tribunals, including the Copyright Board of Canada. Mark’s clients range from Fortune 500
companies to individual website operators, and include a number of industry associations. Mark has for several years provided pro bono legal services to Child Find Manitoba, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and www.cybertip.ca,
the Canadian child pornography tip line.
Constantine Karbaliotis, Director, PWC Canada
Constantine Karbaliotis is an expert in global privacy compliance and privacy management, with numerous privacy credentials (CIPP/C/US/E, CIPT, CIPM and FIP), Constantine regularly speaks, teaches and participates
internationally at privacy events. Constantine recently joined as a director at PwC Canada in its privacy practice, after serving as Vice-President for Nymity, a software company serving privacy offices. Prior to that
Constantine was global chief privacy officer for Mercer where he managed the company's internal compliance and the development and implementation of privacy programs, policies, and initiatives. Before Mercer, Constantine led the global
privacy compliance program at Symantec, following his role as an executive consultant at CGI leading its privacy and security practice in Toronto. Before beginning his career in privacy, Constantine ran his own law practice. Constantine
holds a J.D. from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario and was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 1986.
Vance Lockton, Manager, Digital Compliance, Waterfront Toronto
Vance Lockton is the Manager, Digital Governance for Waterfront Toronto. In this role, he is focused on ensuring that strong privacy, cybersecurity, and data governance principles and protections are incorporated into
intelligent community developments on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront, including the current Sidewalk Toronto project. Prior to coming to Waterfront Toronto, Vance spent 7 years with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
(OPC) across a variety of roles, including policy development, business advisory and stakeholder relations functions. Vance has an M.Sc. in Computer Science and an M.P.P. in Public Policy; he also holds both the Certified Information
Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C) and the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Holly Shonaman, Chief Privacy Officer, Royal Bank of Canada
Holly has enjoyed a 20+ year RBC career and is responsible for the privacy risk management program across all businesses and functions. The program is supported by an enterprise team as well as a UK/EU Data Protection
Officer and Privacy Officers worldwide.
Holly has held a variety of roles at RBC, including strategy, sales strategic initiatives, communications and risk oversight. She began her RBC career as a lawyer with an M&A and bank regulatory focus. She holds a bachelor
and masters of law, and is a Certified Information Privacy Manager.
Pam Snively, VP, Chief Data & Trust Officer, TELUS
Pamela Snively is TELUS’ Chief Data & Trust Officer. She leads the team responsible for privacy and, more broadly, data governance. Pamela is charged with enabling and supporting TELUS’ commitment to earning
and maintaining customer trust through demonstrably accountable and ethical data practices.
Pamela participates in a number of national and international think-tanks and governance bodies related to privacy and data governance, including serving as a Board member for the Information Accountability Foundation, on
the Privacy Advisory Committee for the Sidewalk Labs Waterfront Toronto project, and on the Privacy and Data Advisory Committee for the Canadian Marketing Association.
Elspeth M. Hagan, General Counsel, Global Compliance, McCain Foods Limited
J. Fraser Mann, Mann Symons LLP
Fraser Mann is a founding partner of Mann Symons LLP, and was previously a partner at several prominent Canadian law firms. His practice is primarily in the areas of technology, procurement law, and related areas of
privacy, intellectual property and ehealth law. Fraser is Past President of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CanTech). He has served as Chair of the International Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and Co-Chair of the
Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association. He is currently President of the Toronto branch of the Canadian International Council. He is the author of Computer Technology and the Law in Canada, co-author of Internet
Law, and co-editor of Electronic Commerce: A Practitioner’s Guide and of Mann’s Technology Law News. Fraser has been recognized as a leading lawyer in technology law by various national and international publications.
Sylvia Kingsmill, Partner, National Lead, Privacy, Regulatory & Information
Sylvia has over 15 years‘ experience providing strategic, risk management and compliance advisory services, serving both the public and private sectors. She advises executive teams on data-driven digital strategies to
support major business transformations in alignment with new regulations, policy and data governance trends, having successfully deployed national health registries, patient portals and data analytics platforms.
Her specialty is transforming existing corporate compliance and privacy programs in response to internal audits, regulatory findings and exams. She often deals with Privacy Commissioners remediating compliance orders, and
has advised on some of the largest, high-profile data breach investigations.
Sylvia is a lawyer by training and often speaks about the intersection of emerging technologies, trustworthy AI, ethical use of data, privacy and regulatory expectations. Her privacy career began at the Information Privacy
Commissioner's office (for Ontario) where she conducted extensive pan-Canadian privacy reviews involving consent management, cross-border data flows, data sharing models and outsourcing issues, and amended privacy regulations to enable
registries to operate seamlessly for eHealth initiatives.
Sylvia launched the Privacy by Design Certification Program together with Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former provincial privacy regulator, for readiness against the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), having successfully
certified several global organizations for proof of compliance to privacy regulators.
Professional and Industry Experience - Highlights
- Canadian Chair, ISO PC/317 (31700) Consumer Protection: Privacy by Design for Consumer Goods and Services
- Advisor, CIO Strategy Council, CICSO 101:2019 Automated Decision Systems using Machine Learning, Ethics by Design and Ethical Use
- Interim Chief Privacy Officer for a Canadian non-for-profit health organization with global operations
- Special Advisor to the International Council on Global Privacy and Security by Design, advising on the deployment of privacy enhancing technologies involving AI, Big Data, & Ethics by Design
Erica Zarcovich, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Cancer Care Ontario
Erica Zarkovich is the General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer & Corporate Secretary of Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). CCO is the Ontario government’s advisor on the cancer and renal systems, as well as on access to care
for key health services and is one of the key agencies being amalgamated into Ontario Health (OH). Prior to her position at CCO, Erica worked at a Bay Street law firm practising corporate law. Erica holds an HBSc from Trinity College,
University of Toronto, an LLB from Queen’s University, and an LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.