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About the Speaker
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    Imran Ahmad
    Partner/ Attorney, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

    Imran has a business law practice with a specialization in technology, cybersecurity, and privacy law. As part of his cybersecurity practice, Imran works closely with clients to develop and implement practical strategies related to cyber threats and data breaches. He advises on legal risk assessments, compliance, due diligence and risk allocation advice, security, and data breach incident preparedness and response. In addition, Imran acts as “breach counsel” in the event of a cybersecurity incident, such as a data or privacy breach. He also provides representation in the event of an investigation, an enforcement action, or a litigation.

    Imran has an active technology practice. He advises on licensing, outsourcing and service-provider arrangements, as well as on other commercial matters with respect to carrying on business over the internet, the cloud and the digital environment.
    In his privacy law practice, he advises clients on compliance with all Canadian federal and provincial privacy and data management laws. He has a particular focus on cross-border data transfer issues and enterprise-wide governance programs related to privacy and information governance.

    Imran is the author of Canada’s first legal incident preparation and response handbook titled "Cybersecurity in Canada: A Guide to Best Practices, Planning, and Management" (LexisNexis, August 2017). He is fluent in English, French, and Hindi.