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MFDA Technology Webinar Series: Legal Aspects of Cybersecurity and Cyber-Risk Management

As part of the MFDA Technology Webinar Series, the MFDA will host a session with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (“BLG”) on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 1pm (ET). Ira Nishisato and Dan Michaluk, Partners at BLG, will discuss legal duties and potential liabilities arising out of privacy and security breaches. The standard of care applicable to MFDA Members, Approved Persons and others handling confidential information such as client data will be considered, as well as the legal requirements for dealing with both insider threats and external breaches, including recent changes to Canadian law concerning mandatory breach notification. Ransomware will be discussed as a particular challenge that has become increasingly common. The practical aspects of cybersecurity, including the current threat landscape and tips for responding to data breaches, will also be considered.

To register, please complete the online registration form. We recommend Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge for the best user experience.

A recording of this webinar will be posted on the MFDA website, where you can also find recordings of past MFDA webinars, including those on cybersecurity.

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Ira Nishisato, Partner and National Leader, Cybersecurity & Cyber-Risk Management, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Ira’s practice focuses on cybersecurity and cybercrime litigation, complex commercial litigation, commercial fraud and investigations. He has assisted clients manage and recover from large-scale data breaches and has expertise in extraordinary injunctions and remedies including civil seizure orders, asset freezing orders, and equitable discovery orders. He has wide-ranging experience in information technology and intellectual property disputes, and frequently serves as “breach coach” in the aftermath of data breaches.

Dan Michaluk, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Dan is a well-recognized cybersecurity, privacy and information management lawyer, with significant experience working with education and public sector organizations in Canada. Dan helps organizations respond optimally to security and cyber incidents, defend security and privacy complaints, claims and grievances, handle complex freedom of information matters and appeals, and address security and other operational issues while minimizing privacy risks. Dan has acted as a security incident “coach” and represented clients in significant privacy, security and freedom of information litigation.