Program Directors

Andriana Cvetkovik

AVP Global Privacy and Data Ethics at Sun Life

Carole Piovesan

Co‑Founder, Partner, INQ Law

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The law, regulation and ethics involving the use of regulated data in financial services is evolving and regulators are prioritizing focus in this area. You need to be prepared.

Financial services professionals – and their advisors – must be able to comprehend how they are using regulated data and the associated risks in order to meet escalating obligations and risks.

The data analytics landscape is rapidly changing and gaining momentum, and missteps are becoming increasingly costly and burdensome – causing considerable harm to your business and your reputation. At the same time, regulators are prioritizing the need for transparency and “explainability” regarding the use of regulated data in financial services, and new expectations are emerging based on how the laws are being interpreted and applied.

Designed to provide financial services professionals – and their advisors – with crucial knowledge, techniques and best practices needed to get a firm grasp on the evolving risks, challenges and impacts involving the use of regulated data, this first-of-its-kind Osgoode certificate is focused on understanding and navigating the challenges involving the use of data analytics technology in financial services and the intersections with various areas of the law, regulation and ethics.

With a focus on practical strategies and real-world trends, over five modules you will engage with leading practitioners and like-minded professionals to get the latest, best available knowledge and tactics you need to develop suitable frameworks and standards within your organization when using regulated data and to manage the associated evolving risks, challenges and obligations.

What You’ll learn

Practical understanding of the technology and the associated risks and limitations

Tactics for identifying, managing and mitigating key risks involving each technology

How existing law and regulations intersect with the use of data analytics in financial services, including why industry guidelines are driving regulatory expectations

The impacts of legal trends, compliance challenges and developments in other jurisdictions on the evolving expectations involving data analytics use in Canada

Critical overview of the ethical standards involving data analytics in Canada (including US, EU influences)

Strategies for determining how unintended bias and unjustified discrimination can result from data analytics, which can adversely impact the fair treatment of customers

Tactics for developing frameworks and standards to benchmark reasonableness for dealing with abstract and subjective concepts effectively in a practical world, including what other companies are doing in this area in Canada, the US and OECDs

Methods for documenting, monitoring and testing risks arising from the use of regulated data and applying insights from analytics to mitigate such risks

Analytical approaches for identifying problems, unpacking principles and resolving challenges in various scenarios within the business and in client-facing situations

Strategies for how to structure your impact assessment

Techniques and communication tips to question, challenge and discuss key data analytics risks, including bias and discrimination concerns, with internal and external stakeholders

Who Should Attend

In-house legal counsel in financial services

Lawyers and legal professionals working in financial services, and mergers and acquisitions

Compliance officers and professionals

Risk officers, advisors, directors and managers

Privacy professionals

Data governance professionals

Data analytics, data strategy teams

Data ethics professionals, trust officers

Information management professionals

3rd party vendors


Program Director

Andriana Cvetkovik

AVP Global Privacy and Data Ethics at Sun Life

Carole Piovesan

Co‑Founder, Partner, INQ Law

Advisory Board

Pavel Abdur-Rahman

Managing Director, Bluevale Capital Group, and Managing Partner, Vision Studio Ventures

Diana Drappel

Assistant General Counsel, Emerging Technologies and Data, RBC

Anna Hannem

VP, Data & AI Risk, Scotiabank

Suzanne Morin

VP, Enterprise Conduct, Data Ethics & Chief Privacy Officer, Sun Life



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