Quebec Law 25 (Previously Bill 64) and Other Recent Amendments to the Canadian Privacy Landscape

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January 29, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 Bay St., Suite 4000
Toronto, Ontario

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This program will highlight recent and upcoming changes to the Canadian Privacy Landscape, in particular amendments relating to Quebec Law 25 (previously Bill 64), the Act to modernize Legislative Provisions respecting the Protection of Personal Information. Portions of the amendments under Quebec Law 25 became effective in September 2022 and 2023, with further amendments becoming effective in September 2024. In addition the Quebec Privacy Commissioner recently released guidelines on valid consent.

In addition to Quebec Law 25, Parliament is also expected to consider federal Bill C-27, the Digital Charter Implementation Act with the aim of reforming our federal private-sector privacy law.

This event will be led by the Chief Privacy Officer Canada of Scotiabank and the National Privacy Officer of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. The discussion will help attendees to better understand recent and upcoming regulatory requirements with the aim of protecting Canadians’ personal information.

A brief open question period at the end of the program will be included.

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


Neil Linden is the Chief Privacy Officer Canada for Scotiabank and its subsidiaries. Neil has been in this role for eight years and in 2023 led the Scotiabank Enterprise Privacy Office to a first place ranking in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for financial services privacy programs. Prior to Scotiabank Neil was with the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

Wendy Mee is a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto where she co-leads the Firm’s privacy group. She is also the National Privacy Officer for the Firm. Wendy provides practical and strategic privacy advice to clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, financial services, healthcare, and retail. Wendy helps clients understand and operationalize privacy law requirements in a variety of contexts, including in connection with outsourcing arrangements, marketing and advertising activities, and corporate transactions. Wendy also helps clients in connection with privacy-related investigations and complaints.


Cost for attendance: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.


Please register before noon on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Registrations will not be confirmed. Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch. Please e-mail registrations or cancellations to:

When registering, please advise if you have any dietary restrictions.


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