Privacy and Information Security

Privacy and Information Security

The principals of Mann Symons LLP help our clients to understand and navigate a variety of laws and regulations to protect the privacy of individuals, particularly when the clients’ ability to comply with such requirements will be affected by the technology or services that they procure.  Consequently, Mann  Symons LLP’s lawyers stay abreast of the regulatory frameworks for the protection of personal information that apply in various industry sectors, such as the health care, financial and public sectors.  As well, we recognize the need for a holistic approach to address the technological, organizational and physical measures that an organization must take to discharge its privacy obligations.
The legal services that we provide to clients in the area of privacy and information security law include advising on:

  • the development and implementation of privacy, security and retention policies, tailored to the commercial activities in which clients are engaged and the industry sector in which they operate
  • the provisions to be included in technology-related agreements in order to safeguard the use of personal and other information in the custody of the client
  • the development and conduct of privacy impact assessments (PIAs) and threat risk assessments (TRAs) and responding to the findings of each
  • privacy and data protection issues arising from the use of networked environments, the Internet and social media platforms
  • current legal developments arising from rulings by courts and privacy commissioners
  • regulators' perspectives on the use of technological measures to safeguard personal information