CyberLex discusses trends and developments in cybersecurity, privacy and data protection law in Canada and internationally; offers practical suggestions and insights on how these issues affect companies in a wide variety of industries; and provides guidance on how to address various challenges and opportunities created by developments in these areas.
Kirsten Thompson is a Partner in the firm’s National Technology Group and Co-Leads the National Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Group. Her practice consists of both advisory and advocacy components, and with a focus on providing privacy, data security, information governance and e-discovery advice to clients in a wide variety of industries. She also leads the firm’s E-Discovery and Data Management group, which excels at working with clients to provide litigation readiness and e-discovery advice.
Ms. Thompson advises on the informational elements of business transactions and helps clients manage information crises such as data breaches, investigations and class actions. She assists clients navigating the legal and privacy requirements of new products and technologies, as well as provides compliance advice both within and across jurisdictions. She also assists clients in developing policies and practices around social media, surveillance, biometrics, marketing and telematics, including conducting privacy audits and information governance risk assessments. Prior to joining the firm, she was in house counsel at a technology company where she was responsible for both the business and legal aspects of information management.
Charles Morgan is the national leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Information Technology Law Group and co-leader of the Firm’s national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Group. McCarthy Tétrault’s Technology Law Group is ranked in the top tier (“Band 1”) for Canada by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as well as by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Mr. Morgan’s practice focuses primarily on complex commercial transactions in the context of tech M&A, outsourcing, cloud, licensing, e-commerce, data protection and telecommunications. Mr. Morgan has extensive international experience, particularly in the telecommunications sector. Since 2010, Mr. Morgan has ranked as a leading Canadian technology lawyer in Chambers Global. Since 2008, he has been recommended in every edition of the Lexpert directory in the areas of computer/IT law and technology transactions. In 2014, he was named Montreal’s Technology Lawyer of the Year in the legal directory Best Lawyers in Canada.