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Grace Shaw practises administrative and public law with an emphasis on privacy and data protection. Her practice is an equal balance of advice and advocacy.

Developing creative, practical strategies, Grace helps startups and established companies navigate the often complex network of government agencies, commissions and tribunals. She advises clients in the transportation and technology sectors on a range of regulatory matters, including those governed by the Personal Information Protection Act, the Canada Transportation Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Grace has been involved in various administrative and regulatory proceedings, including arbitrations, appeals and judicial reviews in court. She recently provided counsel and drafted submissions in connection with an investigation launched by the Privacy Commissioner.



Education & Admissions

2018
Called to the British Columbia bar
2017
Juris DoctorUniversity of British Columbia
2012
Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)University of British Columbia

Insights by Grace Shaw (10 Posts)

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Big Brother’s Access Limited – Canadian Privacy Commissioners Rule Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Tool in Breach of Canadian Privacy Laws

Privacy Commissioners find Clearview AI's use of facial recognition software on images it scraped from the Internet to be in breach of privacy laws.

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Feb 17, 2021
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COVID-19 Realities Push Ontario Government to Launch Public Consultation to Improve the Province’s Privacy Laws

The Ontario government launched public consultations to guide their modernization of private-sector privacy laws within the province.

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Aug 19, 2020
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Global Privacy Authorities Remind Video Teleconferencing Companies of Privacy Expectations

Global privacy authorities published a letter to remind video teleconferencing companies of their obligations regarding user's privacy.

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Jul 29, 2020
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Significant Expansion of Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protections amid COVID-19: What you need to know

Bill 188 made significant amendments to PHIPA, which affect technology companies, and potentially insurers, who provide access to personal health information.

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Jul 15, 2020
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As the “New NAFTA” Approaches Ratification, Regulated Foreign Entities Should Anticipate Stricter Record-Keeping Requirements

A summary of notable amendments to the federal Bank Act and Insurance Companies Act that Bill C-4 (CUSMA) will bring into force.

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Feb 25, 2020
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h4>2019 Year in Review: Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity

Focusing our discussion on significant advancements, findings and key takeaways, we will present a “Year in Review” session that will cover many of the notable developments that occurred in 2019.

Feb 4, 2020
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“Gonna stand my ground; And I won’t back down”¹ – The OPC charges forward with its controversial consultation on transborder dataflows/transfers for processing

On June 11, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) published a reframed discussion document (the “Reframed Discussion”)

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Jun 24, 2019
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If Employees are Impaired by Cannabis at Work, Can we Terminate them?

The law is clear that there is no absolute right to use cannabis at work, even with a prescription. However, the issue gets complicated by other key factors.

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Oct 11, 2018
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Is your Privilege Protected? Ontario Court Revisits Doctrine of “Implied Waiver of Privilege” in Recent Decision

Recent case law from Ontario confirms that a party seeking to rely on parts of privileged document cannot simultaneously claim privilege over the same document.

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Aug 23, 2018
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The Supreme Court of Canada Affirms WCAT is Owed Curial Deference

The Supreme Court of Canada Affirms WCAT is Owed Curial Deference

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Aug 17, 2016