As the Canadian Leader of Dentons’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, and Marketing and Advertising practice, Tim Banks advises on Data Governance and Consumer Protection laws and regulations, particularly in the E-commerce and M-commerce retail sectors. He is also the Privacy Officer for Dentons’ Canada Region.
Tim counsels clients with practical risk assessment regarding privacy and data security, consumer protection, advertising and marketing. In particular, he assists clients with defense strategies to minimize legal risk regarding:
- Privacy compliance (structure of programs, notices to consumers and employees, international data transfers, cloud computing, SaaS);
- Data breach management (breach preparedness, policies, procedures and table-top exercises);
- E-commerce and consumer protection (registration requirements, Internet agreements, language laws, disclosures);
- Advertising (including special issues relating to children, health and other controlled goods);
- Anti-spam and telemarketing (compliance program evaluation); and
- Gaming and contest laws (fantasy sports, promotional contests, registration requirements)
Tim is a litigator by training and represents clients before Information and Privacy Regulators across Canada. He was counsel in the first joint investigation by a Canadian Privacy Commissioner with an international counterpart.
Tim is the author of the Guide to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, 2016 Edition (Lexis Nexis), and Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers in Canada (Wolters Kluwer). Tim shares his thought leadership and insights on privacy and security matters on the Dentons' Privacy and Cyber Security Law blog.
In addition to his extensive consumer law practice, Tim is frequently sought out for advice on pre-litigation strategies and oversees the Toronto office's Advisory Research group, which provides opinions to clients and lawyers within the Firm on complex or novel legal issues.
Tim is the partner sponsor for Dentons’ Dialogue LGBTA group and is the former co-Chair of the Toronto Diversity and Inclusion Committee