Future Proofing Your Organization: Cybersecurity and Privacy – People, Law and Technology

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September 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dentons Canada LLP
77 King St. West, Suite 500
Toronto, Canada

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This past May, hackers launched the WannaCry ransomware attack, which affected over 230,000 computers in over 150 countries. The attack locked and password encrypted victim’s computers, preventing access to files until payment demands were met. In today’s rapidly expanding Internet age, cyber-attacks such as WannaCry are becoming more prevalent, sophisticated and harmful.

In association with LexisNexis Canada and Dentons, the TCLG is proud to present its first event of the 2017-2018 sessions. Please join us for our fast-paced roundtable exploring tips and tricks from professionals on how to manage risks and keep your organization compliant in the face of an ever-changing environment.

During this program, our panelists plan to cover the following topics:

  • Express consent under privacy-related legislation;
  • Statutory reporting and notifications for data breaches;
  • Ransomware and other cyber-attacks;
  • The right to be forgotten;
  • Contractual terms surrounding cybersecurity and privacy;
  • Internal dialogues within organizations between legal and IT departments; and
  • Communicating the importance of privacy and compliance.

Please note that this event will be recorded and posted to the LexisNexis website. This program qualifies for up to 0.5 hours of Professionalism credit under the mandatory CPD regime of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:30 pm.


Timothy Banks, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP. Timothy Banks is the Canadian Lead for Dentons Canada’s Privacy and Security practice. His practice also includes assisting clients in navigating Canadian laws relating to Consumer Protection. He advises clients on data lifecycle management, privacy disclosures, privacy and security contractual requirements, cross-border data transfers, cloud computing, and data breach management, as well as consumer contracting requirements, unclaimed property and gift card regulation. Timothy blogs on privacy and security issues at www.datagovernancelaw.com.

With his broad background in corporate commercial matters and his past experience as a litigator, Timothy also leads the Toronto office’s Research Group, which consists of five lawyers, providing advice to clients and lawyers within the firm on complex or novel legal issues. He is often engaged to develop strategies and to provide written legal opinions for clients on a wide variety of governance issues.

Timothy is also the Co-Chair of the Toronto Diversity and Inclusion Committee, with responsibility for promoting initiatives to continually improve and advance diversity and inclusion at Dentons Canada LLP. He is the partner sponsor for Canada’s Dialogue LGBTA Group.

Julie Chapman, Head of Legal & Chief Compliance Officer, LexisNexis Canada. Julie heads the Canadian legal department of LexisNexis, advising senior executives on a broad range of legal matters including commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, employment law and regulatory compliance. As a member of the global legal department, Julie also supports business units around the globe, including in the U.S. and the U.K. Julie earned her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005 and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2006. In 2016, she received a Certified In-House Counsel designation, awarded by the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Aliya Ramji, Director, Business Strategy and Legal, Figure 1. Aliya Ramji is the Director, Business Strategy and Legal at Figure 1. Figure 1 was labelled as one of Canada’s 11 tech companies to watch in 2016. Aliya is an international lawyer who acted as legal counsel and global business unit advisor at CSA Group prior to joining Figure 1 in October 2014. Last year, Aliya was named one of the top 10 thirty-somethings by the Association of Corporate Counsel and the University of Toronto Young Alumni of Influence.  She has spent time lobbying the US Senate and Canadian government, making submissions on international free trade agreements and taking companies global.  Aliya teaches the Legal Aspects of International Business as well as Business Law at Ryerson University. She was admitted to the bar in Ontario, Canada and is also licensed to practice in New York. Aliya has spent a considerable amount of time working and studying abroad in the UK, Hong Kong and New York. In her spare time, Aliya is the member for mentorship on the AKEBO and an advisor to Junior Achievement.

Ron Laudadio, VP, Emerging Technologies, CGI. With 20 years of leadership experience in IT, Ron excels in the development and implementation of technology strategies, systems, and organizations designed to build, develop and optimize business operations. Using a strategic, business-oriented approach, Ron has led large programs developing IT capability, achieving complex system integrations, and delivering significant transformational initiatives to boost business performance. He has continued a flawless legacy of strategically defining and leading teams to deliver ROI with the innovative use of technology to achieve ambitious business objectives. He has directed an award-winning startup and many large international programs for some of Canada’s most prominent corporations. His experience spans the Finance, Insurance, Energy, Travel and Transportation, Retail and Government industries. Ron’s last role at IBM was the Chief Technology Officer for Business Services in Canada, and he is now a Vice-President for the Emerging Technologies group at CGI.

Sarah Dale-Harris (Moderator), Director of Content, Large and Mid-Law, LexisNexis Canada. As Director of Content, Large and Mid-Law for LexisNexis Canada, Sarah is responsible for the strategic direction of the content plan for this segment. She also has operational responsibility for lawyer team building and supervision, and for maintaining the Lexis Practice Advisor© Canada practical guidance product.

Sarah has practiced in areas including commercial law, intellectual property, technology and outsourcing, privacy law and estate litigation, first with boutique firm MBM & Co./Marusyk Miller & Swain, with Davis LLP (now DLA Piper LLP) and most recently, with Ritchie Ketcheson Hart & Biggart LLP, as a partner. Sarah also worked as in-house counsel with Accenture Inc., where she worked as part of deal teams and led deals across a variety of industries, advising on legal matters relating to complex outsourcing and technology transactions, and managing cross-functional project teams.

Having been the co-founder/co-owner of a successful business prior to obtaining her law degree, Sarah’s approach in her legal practice is strategic, practical and business minded. Sarah wrote a monthly IT opinion column for Canadian Lawyer Magazine for three years and has published a number of business and IT law-related articles.

Sarah has volunteered on a number of Boards and for various local organizations, and she currently sits as a Director and on the Board of a Canadian charity with which she has traveled to Nicaragua to participate in the building of schools.


LexisNexis Canada and Dentons Canada LLP are graciously sponsoring this program. Please click here to register.


The cost of a 2017-2018 membership for lawyers is fifty-five dollars ($55), and articling students and law school students may join the TCLG free of charge by indicating that they are “students” on the membership application form. Please see the online membership page for further details: https://www.tclg.org/membership. You can join the TCLG and pay for your membership online.


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