Privacy, Data Protection and Anti-Spam

Privacy, data protection and anti-spam law are quickly evolving fields that affect charities, not-for-profits, businesses and individuals alike. Organizations and individuals operating in Canada may be subject to a variety of privacy laws at both the federal and provincial levels. The issues can be complex and the consequences of non-compliance with privacy obligations can be severe. 

We provide advice and support to clients on a wide range of privacy issues so that they can understand and meet their privacy obligations.

At Carters Professional Corporation, we can work with you to respond to your privacy needs and concerns including:

  • Review of organizational privacy and security procedures
  • Proactive privacy risk identification and management
  • Compliance with Canadian privacy, anti-spam and telecommunications legislation, guidances and best-practices
  • Drafting and implementation of privacy, security and anti-spam and related policies and procedures
  • Data sharing agreements
  • Privacy breach management
  • Responding to privacy-related complaints
  • Responding to access requests
  • Transfers of data for processing and cross border data transfers
  • Employee and volunteer data
  • Donor and client information
  • Personal Health Information
  • Website privacy policies and statements
  • Privacy handbooks, forms, consents and brochures
  • Workplace and employee privacy issues
  • Privacy training and seminars

Lawyers
 
Esther Shainblum
Esther Shainbllum
Associate
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Esther Shainblum, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., CRM – Ms. Shainblum practices at Carters Professional Corporation in the areas of charity and not for profit law, privacy law and health law. From 2005 to 2017 Ms. Shainblum was General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada, a national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. Before joining VON Canada, Ms. Shainblum was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Health. Earlier in her career, Ms Shainblum practiced health law and corporate/commercial law at McMillan Binch and spent a number of years working in policy development at Queen’s Park. 

 

 

 

Privacy Publications
OPC Joins INT”L Privacy Authorities to Promote the Protection of Data in Video-Teleconferencing Services
By Esther Shainblum and Martin U. Wissmath. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 505, November 25, 2021.
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Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020
By Esther Shainblum and Luis R. Chacin. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 481, November 26, 2020.
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Privacy and Data Security in Response to COVID-19
By Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 468, March 24, 2020.
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Navigating privacy breaches for charities, NFPs
By Esther Shainblum, Navigating privacy breaches for charities, NFPs, March 21, 2020.
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Privacy Law Update
By Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 463, February 27, 2020.
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Canada Introduces Digital Charter and Proposes Reforms to PIPEDA
By Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 449, May 30, 2019.
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Full listing of Publications

Privacy - Speaking Engagements
Critical Privacy Update for Charities and NFPs
Presented by Esther Shainblum on Wednesday June 12, 2019 for the Spring 2019 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
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Privacy Issues Affecting Charities
Presented by Esther Shainblum on February 5, 2019 at the OBA Institute hosted by the Ontario Bar Association Charity & Not-For-Profit Law Section.
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Critical Privacy Update for Charities and NFPs
Presented by Esther Shainblum at The 2019 Ottawa Region Charity & NFP Law Seminar
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Critical Privacy Law Update
Presented by Esther Shainblum at The 2018 Church & Charity Law Seminar.
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Critical Privacy Issues Involving Children's Programs
Presented by Esther Shainblum at The 2018 Ottawa Region Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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