Imran Ahmad

Lawyer in Ontario, Canada

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Imran Ahman is a Canadian lawyer who specializes in cybersecurity, privacy and technology law. He is a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto - Faculty of Law's Global Professional Master of Laws ("GPLLM") program.

As a leading breach lawyer in Toronto, 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 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. He has a particular focus on cross-border data transfer issues and enterprise-wide governance programs related to privacy and information governance.

A published author, Imran Ahmad wrote Canada’s first legal incident preparation and response handbook titled Cybersecurity in Canada: A Guide to Best Practices, Planning, and Management(LexisNexis, August 2017).

Imran is also a member of both the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations and the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). He is former Vice-President (French) of the Liberal Party of Canada (2012-2014) and the former Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Privacy and Access to Information Section (2018-2019).

Imran is fluent in English, French and Hindi. His interests include hockey and following politics.