Ruth Promislow practices in the areas of privacy, data protection and management, cybersecurity and fraud.
Ruth Promislow helps clients navigate complex privacy, data management and cybersecurity matters.
With over 20 years of experience in litigating high-stakes commercial disputes (including complex commercial fraud) marked by an impressive track record of success, Ruth has focused the last decade of her practice on advisory work surrounding regulatory compliance with privacy and emerging technology legislation, data management and governance, cybersecurity preparedness and breach response and the strategic management of associated commercial and regulatory disputes and consumer class actions.
Ruth is regularly retained by leading national and international companies for her expertise on privacy regulatory compliance, data management and governance (including breach preparedness, privilege and outsourcing), managing cyber-attacks, transactional opportunities and risks relating to data and cybersecurity as well as novel issues of privacy, data and cybersecurity law. Her clients include financial institutions and insurance companies, leading technology platform providers, national and international retailers, medical device manufacturers, international hospitality organizations and professional advisors.
Ruth's expertise is widely recognized by her clients and her accomplishments in privacy, data management and cybersecurity have earned rankings by Chambers Canada, where she and the firm's practice group are globally recognized.
Ruth is a thought leader in the privacy/data/cybersecurity space. She is frequently invited to speak on emerging legal issues in this space and plays a leadership role with several noteworthy international organizations:
Ruth was appointed to the Steering Committee of the Cambridge Forum on Cybersecurity—an invite-only organization which brings together government and industry leaders to address pressing cybersecurity matters for Canada.
She is an invited member of the United States Cybersecurity Leaders' Roundtable—an organization of cybersecurity experts which meets annually to discuss strategies for addressing cybersecurity issues.
She is an appointed member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference working group on data security and privacy. In this role, Ruth oversees the drafting of papers by international teams of thought leaders on emerging privacy/data/cybersecurity legal issues.
In addition to her busy practice, Ruth prioritizes developing Canadian talent in cybersecurity. She has partnered with colleagues to teach the Cybersecurity Law course at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and she regularly offers seminars to law students on cybersecurity issues. Ruth is also an invited mentor for the MasterCard Emerging Leaders Cyber Initiative.