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Dan Michaluk is a partner in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office who acts for management in information security, cyber security, data management and privacy and freedom of information matters. Dan works extensively in the Canadian post-secondary education sector and the public and broader public sectors. He is regularly engaged to help organizations:

  • respond optimally to security and cyber incidents
  • defend security and privacy complaints, claims and grievances
  • handle complex freedom of information matters and appeals
  • address security, environmental safety and privacy related operational issues.

Dan has maintained a privacy and security practice since 2003 and has acted as a security incident “coach” since 2006. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers, Chambers Canada and Lexpert, has authored and contributed to privacy and e-discovery texts and has represented clients in significant privacy, security and freedom of information litigation, including litigation at the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.


  • Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
    22 Adelaide Street West
    Suite 3400
    Toronto, ON M5H 4E3


  • Queen’s University, LL.B.
  • Queen’s University, B.Comm.

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2001


  • Advocate’s Society - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers - Member
  • Canadian Association of University Solicitors - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member (Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Class Actions Law Privacy and Access to Information Law Sections)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Privacy and Data Security Law


  • 2018 Lexpert Zenith AwardCelebrating Mid-Career Excellence in Computer and IT Law
  • Best Lawyers® Global Business Edition (2018)Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Best Lawyers® in Canada (2014-2020)Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Chambers Canada (2017-2019)Privacy and Data Protection (Canada)

Select Publications & Presentations

“Privacy Interests in Administrative Adjudication After Toronto Star” International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Canada Privacy Symposium 2019 (May 24, 2019)

“Litigation Update” NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit (April 4, 2019)

“Legal Obligations Relating to Free Speech Conflicts” National Freedom of Speech on Campus Conference (April 1, 2019)

“Labour Arbitration Advocacy: Focus on Evidence” The Advocates’ Society (March 1, 2019)

“9th Annual In-House Counsel Summit” Law Society of Ontario (February 20, 2019)

“The Osgoode Certificate in Regulatory Compliance and Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions” Osgoode Professional Development (February 12, 2019)

“Colleges’ Ontario Conduct COP Workshop: Legal Update for Student Conduct Professionals” Seneca (January 29, 2019)

“Tricks of the Trade 2019” The Advocate’s Society (January 25, 2019)

“Cybersecurity and Privacy Law for Litigators” The Advocate’s Society (November 9, 2018)

“Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange (OSBIE) Risk Management Seminar” OSBIE (October 19, 2018)

“Canadian Association of University Solicitors (CAUS) Conference 2018” CAUS (September 27 – 29, 2018)

“Freedom of Expression on Campus: Examining the issues and reviewing Canadian case law” Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (July 19, 2018)

“Ontario Regional Event” The Association of Canadian Pension Management (June 20, 2018)

“OCCCIO Conference 2018” Ontario College Council of Chief Information Officers (May 15-17, 2018)

“OASBO 75th Annual Conference & Education Industry Show” Ontario Association of School Business Officials (May 10, 2018)

“The Osgoode Certificate in Regulatory Compliance and Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions” Osgoode Professional Development (March 27, 2018)

“Security Solutions for Emerging Breach Trends” NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit (February 23, 2018)

“Campus Sexual Assault for Higher Education Administrators” 3rd Annual National Conference (December 7 – 8, 2017)

“CIAA/CICMA/CDL” Fourth Annual Joint Seminar (November 14, 2017)

“Cybersecurity and the Workplace: Prevention, Response and Liability” American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law – National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law (April 7, 2017)

“Current Requirements of Legislation and Implications of Getting it Wrong” The Osgoode Certificate in Regulatory Compliance and Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions (March 30, 2017)

“State of Litigation” NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit 2017 (February 16, 2017)

“Incident Response, Containment and Communications” Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Privacy – Sharing and Implementing as a Collective (January 25, 2017)

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