Imran specializes in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy and technology law, with a particular focus on investigating and managing complex cybersecurity incidents.
As part of his cybersecurity practice, Imran acts as “breach counsel” in the event of a cybersecurity incident, such as a privacy breach or ransomware attack. As such, he often receives the first call from clients and leads incident response efforts. He also provides representation in the event of an enforcement action or litigation.
Imran also works closely with clients to prepare ahead of a potential cybersecurity incident. He works with clients to develop and implement strategies related to cyber risk management. He specifically advises on legal risks, compliance, due diligence, risk allocation, as well as cybersecurity incident preparedness and response.
In his privacy law practice, he regularly advises clients on compliance issues 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. He assists clients in developing global and multi-jurisdictional privacy compliance programs. Imran also provides advice on the applicable of privacy laws to emerging technologies such as fintech, blockchain, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IOT).
Imran has an active technology practice. He advises on complex 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.
Imran 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).
Imran is also an Adjunct Professor since 2017 at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law where he teaches Privacy and Data Governance and Cybersecurity and Data Protection in a Global Information Economy.
Imran is fluent in English, French and Hindi.