Program Chairs

David Goodis

Partner, INQ Law

Lyndsay Wasser

Partner, McMillan LLP

Eligible for

Privacy and cybersecurity law is an increasingly complex and high stakes area of practice.

It is imperative that all professionals – and their advisors – treat data privacy and cybersecurity as a priority, not as an afterthought. You need to be prepared and know how to respond. Quickly.

This constantly evolving industry requires frequent reskilling and updates in order to stay on top of changes in law and practice.

Focused on the practical, this unique Osgoode Certificate is designed for privacy, cybersecurity and IT lawyers, industry professionals and executives. Delivered over five modules, you will explore topics related to data privacy laws and regulations in Canada, best practices against cyberattacks, understanding privacy policies, managing risks associated with the disclosure of business and personal information, the future direction of data protection and information privacy law, and more throughout the program.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

You will engage with likeminded professionals and instructors – all leaders in the industry – and get the practical knowledge and skills you need to respond to new and unexpected privacy and cybersecurity incidents in a timely manner. Other topics include:

Understand current privacy laws and contemplated changes across Canada in both the private and public sectors

Apply international privacy frameworks, such as GDPR, APEC and OECD, to different business practices and technologies

Critically explore how data information laws balance privacy rights with the public interest

Review of key developments in privacy over the last year, including recent case law, regulatory guidance, risk management strategies and best practices

How to apply cloud computing and the accommodation of commercial interests for cloud services

Identify the current and evolving legislative requirements and regulatory expectations for conducting privacy impact assessments

How to manage cyber risks and compliance issues with data anonymization

Learn to negotiate the privacy and data protection terms in a purchase agreement, including practical strategies to get the deal done

Recognize the legal and ethical issues applicable to artificial intelligence

Develop strategies to identify and prevent cybercrime and protect against ransomware attacks

Evaluate the best approaches for cybersecurity preparedness, including incident management plans, data breach response strategies and reputation management

How to respond to a data breach or cyber incident, including working with the forensics and communications teams

Understand the unique data protection issues and regulatory requirements facing the financial services industry

Assess the application of privacy laws to employee personal information in the workplace

Discuss the biggest challenges facing Canadian privacy laws today, including AI, smart technologies and the Right to Be Forgotten

Who Should Attend

Lawyers interested or advising on privacy, cybersecurity, IT/e-commerce law

Government and regulatory counsel or representatives

Privacy, information, security, and technology officers

Compliance and risk management professionals

Consultants, and advisors on IT related issues

Professionals in a managerial, executive or director position looking to increase their knowledge in privacy and cybersecurity


Program Chairs

David Goodis

Partner, INQ Law

Lyndsay Wasser

Partner, McMillan LLP

Advisory Board

Vance Lockton

Senior Technology and Policy Advisor, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Wendy Mee

Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Suzanne Morin

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


Colleen Murray

Chief Counsel M&A and HSSE, Massy Ltd.

“The sessions were quite interactive, and the Q&A segments allowed for better clarification of queries I had in mind.”


View the 2024 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. A detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon.

Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 & Mar 6, 2025

$3,995 + TAX


February 6, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:45 p.m (ET)

February 13, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:45 p.m (ET)

February 20, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:45 p.m (ET)

February 27, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:45 p.m (ET)

March 6, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:45 p.m (ET)

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Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, participants must view all modules, either live or by watching the recorded archive, and successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module. 

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Total Hours33h

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