Canadian Privacy Law
Effective January 2004, privacy legislation will impose new obligations on ALL companies doing business in Canada regardless of size. Do you know how this law will affect your company, or what you must do to comply in relation to employees, customers and business partners? What information technology changes must a company make? What policies and procedures must be in place? Does the law apply to data that is processed for a company by third parties? Does a company have to designate a privacy compliance officer? Are there any civil and criminal sanctions for non-compliance? Can individuals be held personally liable for the default of their employer or their company’s business partners?
Chris Koressis specializes in corporate and commercial law, including information technology, mergers and acquisitions and international law. He is currently a partner at Aylesworth Thompson LLP. Before going into private practice, Chris Koressis was Corporate Counsel for over 2 years at Geac Computer Corporation and a member of the company’s worldwide mergers and acquisitions team. Prior to Geac, Chris Koressis led CIBC’s technology law department for 5 years as Senior Counsel and he also served as Director, Strategic Sourcing, managing the bank’s worldwide procurement of information technology, corporate services and products. He also led a task force on the legal and business issues associated with electronic commerce and Internet business strategies. Before CIBC, Chris Koressis was Corporate Counsel for 5 years at Royal Bank. Chris Koressis has practical, hands-on experience on the legal and business issues that are vital to the success of any company.
Please join us at the Ontario Club January 21, 2004 to hear Chris Koressis present information on this important issue.
Canadian Privacy Law, copies of the presentation are available through contacting Chris Koressis