Ruth Promislow practices commercial litigation with a strong focus on privacy, data protection, cybersecurity and fraud.
Ruth has almost 20 years of experience in litigating complex commercial disputes in a wide variety of areas (including privacy, cybersecurity, fraud, reinsurance and professional negligence), with an impressive track record of success.
Ruth has extensive experience with data protection, privacy and cybersecurity matters including regulatory compliance, cyber preparedness, breach response and related litigation. Ruth works with clients to assess their risks and vulnerabilities, as well as their legal obligations with respect to the collection, use and storage of personal or confidential information. Ruth assists clients in developing comprehensive policies, guidelines and procedures to minimize exposure from potential attacks, and to ensure compliance with regulatory and contractual obligations. Ruth also works with clients to develop and implement effective incident response plans enabling clients to respond quickly to a data breach or other event without creating further liability from incident mismanagement.
Following a cyber-attack or privacy incident, Ruth oversees forensic investigations, and assists clients with regulatory investigations, reporting to regulators, and providing notification to impacted individuals. Ruth is also involved in all aspects of litigation which may arise as a result of a cyber-attack or privacy incident.
Ruth’s clients in the data protection, privacy and cybersecurity space include organizations from a wide variety of industries including hospitality, insurance/reinsurance, retail and manufacturing, gaming, charity, auto, cannabis, mining, online vendors, financial technology and health.
Ruth regularly appears before the Courts of a number of Provinces, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Ruth regularly speaks at Canadian and International conferences on issues relating to data protection, privacy and cybersecurity. Ruth is an active member of The Sedona Conference, participating in the drafting of highly influential legal papers on cybersecurity matters. Ruth is widely considered to be a thought leader in the data protection and privacy space.