The collection, use and disclosure of personal information has become increasingly regulated in recent years and is a key area of concern for both the private sector and government agencies. The partners of Allen McDonald Swartz LLP are well versed in the law in this area, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, and are ready to assist clients in complying with their legal obligations, including through reviewing privacy practices, drafting privacy policies and guidelines, and assisting with website terms of use. We also advise on the privacy aspects of corporate transactions, including with respect to data transfer issues involving personal information in connections with mergers and acquisitions.

Our lawyers are also well versed in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) which came into force in 2014. We advise on compliance, assist with preparing CASL policies, and conduct CASL audits.