Ruth Promislow practices in the areas of privacy, data protection and management, cybersecurity and fraud.
Ruth has over 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 is regularly retained to provide opinions on novel issues of law involving matters relating to the management of data.
Ruth works with clients to assess their risks and vulnerabilities, as well as their legal obligations with respect to management 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 finance, technology, hospitality, insurance and reinsurance, retail and manufacturing, gaming, charity, auto, cannabis, mining 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 is widely considered to be a thought leader in the data protection and privacy space. She is frequently asked to speak at Canadian and International conferences and seminars 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 privacy matters. She was recently appointed to the Steering Committee of the Privacy Working Group of Sedona. Ruth is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Canadian Cyber Security Forum.