Cassels Brock's Bernice Karn Named "Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal

Cassels Brock is pleased to announce that Bernice Karn, a member of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP’s cybersecurity team has been named a 2015 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal (NLJ).

The NLJ's trailblazer awards honour those that "have moved the needle in facilitating changing ways that law firms conduct business." Honourees were recognized at a gala presentation on December 16, 2015, in New York City.

Writes the NLJ in their special supplement on this year's trailblazers:

While Canada has not historically had as active a class-action bar as the United States, the last 5-10 years have seen more cases of individuals brining civil causes of action. "Companies are paying more and more attention to measures they take to protect their data. It's not really a question of if you'll be attacked, just when. The potential for class action litigation in Canada will probably, like in the United States, lead to directors sued directly, shareholder activism and more cyber insurance." There has also been an increase in regulatory activism from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Karn predicts that a national privacy law with breach notifications will take effect in Canada soon. "Once that comes into effect, there will be much more to do."

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