Areas of Expertise

Privacy Law

Privacy and data protection are very important considerations for both private and public sector organizations. At Pallett Valo LLP, our Privacy Law Group advises and supports private sector organizations to comply with their obligations under both federal and provincial laws including the: Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Personal Health Information Protection Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and the Digital Privacy Act. We assist our clients in developing privacy policies and practices to meet strategic business needs and to ensure compliance with privacy legislation.

Pallett Valo lawyers have extensive experience in advising clients on compliance matters, negotiating, drafting and advising on privacy aspects of corporate transactions and helping clients navigate new and evolving legislation such as the Digital Privacy Act which focuses on cyber security and date protection.

Pallett Valo’s Privacy Group provides advice on both transactional and day-to-day compliance matters for small and large organizations in a number of different industries including manufacturers, distributors, property management, data collection and technology. We provide timely, collaborative and cost effective legal services and consulting services to ensure our clients become and remain compliant with privacy laws in Canada.

Areas of our Privacy Law practice include:

  • Developing and implementing compliance strategies and plans
  • Drafting and negotiating contractual protections with respect to data protection, privacy policies and the use of personal information and confidentiality
  • Review of marketing and promotional material to identify privacy issues
  • Application of Canadian privacy law to companies based in other jurisdictions
  • Customized privacy questionnaires and audits
  • Reviewing and recommending changes to your organization's existing policies, forms and contractual arrangements
  • Educational training and seminars for senior management, board of directors or staff
  • Legal representation during third party privacy audits or complaint hearings
  • Ongoing advising on the collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal information
  • Privacy issues in employment
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