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2017 IT Law Spring Forum: May 18, 2017, St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre, 150 King St. W., 16th Floor, Toronto, ON

IT.CAN Teleconference Roundtable

Data Breaches and Identity Theft: A Legal Framework for Organizations

Please join us for the next session in our Roundtable series where our speaker will provide an expert view on how compliance with cybersecurity frameworks can differ from the legal notion of “reasonable cybersecurity”. This premise is critical because organizations that fail to reach this threshold expose themselves to lawsuits, and law firms have not been exempted.

One of the main risks of a data breach is the possibility of identity theft, which may occur as a result of unauthorized access. In this context, we will discuss in which case identity theft is a cognizable damage in Canadian jurisprudence. The presentation concludes by outlining best practices that can help you mitigate damages and establish the reasonableness threshold for organizations and law firms. These include developing an effective Privacy Policy in conformity with ISO 29100 and implementing a tested Incident Response Plan in line with data breach notifications requirements.

SPEAKER: Vanessa Henri, LL.B., LL.M, Ph.D. Candidate, McGill University
Legal Counsel, Above Security – A Hitachi Group Company

WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2017

TIME: 12:00pm-1:00pm (Eastern)

VIA TELECONFERENCE: If you wish to participate on the Roundtable by teleconference call you must be a current 2017 member of IT.CAN. Please RSVP by e-mail to Lisa Ptack, IT.CAN Executive Director, at lisa.ptack@it-can.ca by FRIDAY, February 24th, 2017. You will be provided with the access information the day before the Teleconference.

IN PERSON: If you wish to attend in person, please join Nancy Cleman, Partner, LAPOINTE ROSENSTEIN MARCHAND MELANÇON, L.L.P. 1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 1300, Montreal, Quebec. Advance registration is required. Non-IT.CAN Member fee : $25

This call will be recorded and posted on the IT.CAN website for those members who are not able to participate live.

The Canadian IT Law Association wishes to thank Vanessa Henri for sharing her insights with our Members. We are very grateful to Nancy Cleman for her long- standing support and contribution to IT.CAN as well.

Speaker bio:
Vanessa Henri is Legal Counsel at Above Security – a Hitachi Group Company, a global IT Security Service Provider headquartered in Montreal that develops and offers cybersecurity services for monitoring and protecting critical and sensitive IT assets. She advises customer and partner organizations on emerging legal cybersecurity standards and best practices, manages contracts and oversees the corporate export control and documentation management function. In addition, Vanessa is currently completing a Ph.D. degree at McGill University’s Faculty of Law focusing on women and privacy in the digital age. Her research interests include privacy, cyberwar, digital espionage and information security. Her work on privacy in the Dark Web was funded by the Quebec Bar Association. She is a published author and frequently collaborates with news outlets across North America to comment on cybersecurity legal issues. She co-chaired the McGill Law Graduate Conference on the Challenges in Cyberspace and gave various public speeches, trainings and seminars pertaining to this topic. Prior to working at Above Security, Vanessa was a Director of Business Development and Research Associate at SJP Attorneys.

Recent Commercial Cases That Could Impact Your IT Practice (Second Edition)

Peter Ruby will be reviewing Canadian judicial decisions that may have implications for your IT law practice, diving into a selection of cases in order to explore how the courts deal in practice with complex situations.

Topics discussed will include:

  • The continuing evolution of contractual good faith
  • The interpretation of contractual “boilerplate” clauses
  • Problems arising from RFP situations
  • Litigating over failed IT projects
  • The jurisdiction of Canadian courts over non-Canadian companies

SPEAKER: Peter Ruby, Goodmans LLP

Peter Ruby is a litigation partner at Goodmans LLP with a national and international practice focused on business and information technology dispute resolution. Peter is recognized as a leading IT litigator in Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal, and Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms. In addition, Peter is a Professor of Law (adj.) at the University of Toronto teaching Telecommunications and Internet Law.

Please register by Friday, February 24, 2017.

This session will also be offered by webinar courtesy of ITechLaw. You will be provided with the access information in advance of the session.

Members of the Ontario Bar: This session will be eligible toward the substantive hours required under the Law Society of Upper Canada’s annual CPD requirement. After the session, Goodmans will send a Proof of Attendance and follow-up email to all attendees.

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Time: 12:00–12:30 pm Lunch/Networking
12:30–1:30 pm Program

Goodmans LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre
West Tower
333 Bay Street, 34th Floor

For more information about any of IT.Can's programs please contact Lisa Ptack.

Last updated February 13, 2017.