Imran Ahmad

Imran Ahmad

Partner - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Imran Ahmad is a Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP with a specialization in technology, cybersecurity and privacy law. As part of his cybersecurity practice, he 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, Ahmad 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. He is the author of Canada's first legal incident preparation and response handbook titled Cybersecurity in Canada: A Guide to Best Practices, Planning, and Management (LexisNexis, August 2017). He 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. In his privacy law practice, he advises clients on compliance with all Canadian federal and provincial privacy and data management laws. He has a particular focus on cross-border data transfer issues and enterprise-wide governance programs related to privacy and information governance


A Year in Review: Legal Developments in Cybersecurity Law in Canada

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Canada's 2020 Cybersecurity Challenge

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Imran Ahmad - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Robert Falzon - Check Point Software, Ruth Promislow - Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto, Zia Shah - KPMG  •   • 

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Preparing for Canada's Breach Notification Law

Imran Ahmad - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Ruth Promislow - Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto  •   • 

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Cybercrime Exposed: Insights from a Former US Most Wanted Cybercriminal

Imran Ahmad - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Ryan Duquette - RSM Canada, Brett Johnson - "The Original Internet Godfather"  •   • 

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Panel: What Got Us Here Won't Get Us There: The Core Elements of a Data Security Action Plan Moving Forward

Imran Ahmad - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Kenrick Bagnall - Toronto Police Service, Sunil Chand - CGI  •   • 

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GDPR Compliance: Are You Ready for 72-Hour Notification and the 'Right to be Forgotten'?

Imran Ahmad - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Sunil Chand - CGI, Tom Field - ISMG, Randy Sabett - Cooley LLP  •   • 

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Major Data Breach Cases in Canada: Lessons Learned from the Legal Perspective

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We've Been Breached: Now What? How to Effectively Work with Law Enforcement and Regulators

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Imran Ahmad - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Kenrick Bagnall - Toronto Police Service, John Buzzard - CO-OP Financial Services, John Walp - KPMG  •   • 

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