Alex Cameron practises civil litigation with a focus on corporate/commercial disputes, privacy, freedom of information and access to information, and software and internet litigation. He has acted as counsel in several landmark privacy cases, including most recently in Jones v Tsige, 2012 ONCA 32 and Ontario (Finance) v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2012 ONCA 125, leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada granted. He has experience at the trial and appellate level, before administrative tribunals, and in mediation and arbitration.
In the privacy field, Alex assists clients in privacy compliance and in identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and information security. He has experience advising on a wide range of privacy matters, including: data breaches and breach notification, the application of Canadian privacy law to companies based outside of Canada, privacy policies and procedures, social media, privacy aspects of outsourcing, records management, investigations, surveillance and litigation, responding to requests for access to personal information, and the privacy aspects of marketing activities, including email marketing. Alex works with clients from a wide range of industry sectors where privacy issues arise, including in the financial, insurance, retail, web/technology and health sectors.
In the freedom of information and access to information field, Alex assists clients in making strategic access to information requests under municipal, provincial and federal access to information laws (e.g. MFIPPA, FIPPA, and ATIA). Using these requests, he assists clients in obtaining valuable information, including information about competitors, government policy making and procurement, and information that may assist in a dispute or potential dispute with government institutions or other parties. In addition, Alex assists clients in resisting disclosure of sensitive business information in circumstances where such information is the subject of a request under freedom of information laws, including information submitted for regulatory approvals, as part of a mandatory reporting obligation, or in a bid responding to a request for proposal (RFP). Alex also provides freedom of information legal support and assistance to select institutions subject to freedom of information law.
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