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McMillan’s Annual Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Client Seminar

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Join McMillan’s Privacy & Data Protection Group on Wednesday, December 7th for an overview of recent significant legal developments, tips on complying with new and forthcoming obligations under Quebec’s Bill 64, and discussions about hot topics in data management.

This virtual program qualifies for up to 3 hours Substantive CPD (ON), 3 hours CPD (BC) and 3 hours CLE (QC).

Date and Time
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
11:30 am – 2:45 pm ET

For more information and to RSVP to this webinar, please contact

Agenda and Speakers (All times are in Eastern Time)

Time Topic and Speakers
11:30 am – 12:30 pm A Year in Review – Recent Significant Developments in the Common Law Provinces
In this session, our multi-jurisdictional panel will review significant regulatory guidance, reported findings by the privacy commissioners, and statutory changes in the past twelve months, with a focus on the private-sector data protection laws in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. Tune in for lessons learned and key takeaways for your organization!

Speakers: Lyndsay A. WasserJulia LoneyKristen Shaw, and
Robbie Grant

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Act 25 (a.k.a. Bill 64) – Complying with New Privacy Obligations in Quebec
The coming into force of Quebec’s Act 25 (previously known as Bill 64) will require organizations operating in Quebec to comply with a number of new requirements, backed by potentially significant financial penalties in the event of non-compliance. The first phase of these new requirements came into force this year, and many more new requirements will come into effect in September 2023. This session will provide an overview of the new requirements that are now in force, and outline practical steps that organizations should take now to get ready for what lies ahead.

Speakers: Candice Hévin, Alice Ahmad, and Marie-Eve Jean

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Break
1:15 pm – 1:35 pm Beyond the Breach – The Importance of Effective Crisis Communications
In the chaos of incident response, a thoughtful and cohesive communications strategy can minimize the negative consequences of a data breach. This session will combine the expertise of McMillan’s legal experts and McMillan Vantage’s crisis communications specialists to discuss the benefits of an effective plan for communications with law enforcement, regulators, media, customers, and investors, as well as communications among members of the breach response team.

Speakers: Mitch Koczerginski and Hugh Mansfield

1:35 pm – 1:55 pm Hot Topic #1 – An Update on Canadian Privacy Litigation
Join us for a round-up of recent developments in privacy litigation, including a status update on relevant class actions. In addition to summarizing the key findings in significant cases, we will discuss themes and practical takeaways that can be drawn from these decisions, including insights into Canadian courts’ expectations with respect to data breach response.

Speakers: Marie-Eve Jean and Kristen Pennington

1:55 pm – 2:15 pm Hot Topic #2 – Privacy, Technology and Cybersecurity Issues in Canadian M&A Transactions
In this session, we will provide an overview of privacy, technology and cybersecurity issues that may arise in the due diligence process of M&A transactions, including what documents and information to request, the rationale for such requests, and why privacy, technology and cybersecurity due diligence is increasingly important.

Speakers: Robert C. Piasentin and Yue Fei

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm Hot Topic #3 – When can Big Brother Become a Big Problem? Discussing Employee Monitoring Laws Across Canada
The new requirement to implement an electronic monitoring policy in Ontario has brought the issue of employee monitoring to the forefront of many employers’ minds. However, some employers may be surprised to learn that they already have obligations with respect to employee monitoring, including in other Canadian provinces. We will discuss how employee monitoring is regulated across Canada, the practical implications of these regulations, and how employers may balance employee privacy concerns with their data security obligations and business goals, all while attempting to answer the question: just how much employee monitoring is too much?

Speakers: Robbie Grant and Kristen Pennington

2:35 pm – 2:45 pm Q&A


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