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Ronak Shah

Awards & Recognition

Ronak is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2023 (Privacy & Data Protection)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 – Ones to Watch (Privacy and Data Security Law)

  • Euromoney's Rising Stars Expert Guide 2022 (Privacy and Data Protection)
Professional Activities

Ronak is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the South Asian Bar Association. He currently serves on the OBA's Privacy and Access to Information Law Executive as a public affairs liaison executive and previously served on its Health and Administrative Law Executives.

Ronak also has experience in global health, having worked at a leading think-tank where he advised the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and several African countries on ways to improve health using local innovations. He was on the board of directors for Buddies in Bad Times, a Toronto-based queer theatre company from 2018 to 2020, has co-chaired the "Give a Night" fundraiser for HIV/AIDS initiatives and has volunteered for Law Help Ontario's Civil Litigation Project.

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Integrating Privacy and Data Governance Into An ESG Framework (Webinar)
    The Canadian Bar Association, Ontario, August 10, 2022.
  • Moderator: Regulating Competition in Markets for Data Privacy
    Privacy Law Summit, Ontario Bar Association, June 2, 2022.
  • Speaker: Breach Notification & Harm Mitigation: Developing an Incident Response Plan
    Osgoode Professional Development Certificate in Privacy and Cybersecurity Law, May 10, 2022.
  • Speaker: What is Privacy?
    Osgoode Privacy Law Society, March 9, 2022.
  • Guest Speaker: EU’s GDPR – What This Means for Canadian Business and Key Features
    Osgoode Certificate in E-Discovery, Information Governance and Privacy, September 24, 2021.
  • Moderator: Competition, Monopsony and Transborder Data Markets
    Privacy Law Summit, Ontario Bar Association Webinar, May 4, 2021.
  • Chair and Moderator: Corporate Law meets Data Protection Law
    Protecting Privacy in Commercial Transactions in 2021 and Beyond, Ontario Bar Association Webinar, March 3, 2021.
Media Activities
  • Quoted: Ottawa introduces legislation to regulate AI, brings back massive fines for data abusers
    Article by Josh O'Kane, Technology Reporter, The Globe & Mail, June 16, 2022.
  • Quoted: Canadian law will need to adapt to privacy and security issues related to the Internet of Things
    Interviewed by Zena Olijnyk, Canadian Lawyer, March 3, 2022.
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2013
JD, Osgoode Hall Law School – 2012
MPhil (Business and Innovation), University of Cambridge – 2006
BSc (Microbiology), University of Guelph – 2005
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