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What the GDPR Means for Canadian Businesses

Toronto, May 15, 2018 - January 1, 0001

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. Though not a Canadian law, the GDPR will apply to Canadian businesses that offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU residents. Canadian businesses that process personal information on behalf of organizations located in the EU will also be impacted.  The GDPR imposes stringent and prescriptive requirements on organizations and carries hefty fines for non-compliance. Preparation is imperative.

Join us to hear from Rebecca Cousin, a partner at U.K. law firm Slaughter and May, and our Privacy Co-chair, Wendy Mee, who will provide insight and answer questions on this new regulation.


  • Impact of the GDPR on Canadian businesses
  • Key requirements of the GDPR
  • Differences between the GDPR and Canadian privacy laws
  • Enforcement



  • Breakfast and Registration: 8 – 8:30 a.m. EDT

  • Presentations/Live Webcast: 8:30 – 10 a.m. EDT

Mandatory Continuing Education


This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of Substantive content.


Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia

This program has been accredited for 1.5 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.


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