Matin Fazelpour

Senior Associate

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Matin has broad and specialized privacy and cybersecurity expertise. Matin advises both public and private sector clients on regulatory, commercial, employment and litigation matters. In particular,

Matin regularly assists with:

  • Access to information requests and appeals;
  • Regulatory compliance with privacy law;
  • Cybersecurity preparedness and response;
  • IT and commercial contracting; and
  • Privacy & employment law issues.

Matin developed his experience with access to information requests and appeals by working for both clients and Ontario's privacy regulator, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. He leverages his experience with the regulator to provide clients unique insights and guide effective strategies. Moreover, Matin helps organizations subject to access rights to assess and manage the scope of records and information subject to such access rights.

Matin helps organizations achieve and maintain regulatory compliance and provides guidance on prospective developments of our privacy laws. Beyond advising clients, Matin often conducts privacy impact assessments to help clients ensure that their practices and projects are privacy-minded and lawful. During Matin's time with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, he co-drafted the regulator's written intervener factum to the Supreme Court of Canada on a reasonable expectation of privacy issue that was resolved, in part, by the application of applicable privacy law.

When organizations suffer cybersecurity incidents, they trust Matin to help. Matin often acts as a “breach coach" and counsels organizations through their legal responsibilities, options and best practices. He also guides organizations through breach reporting and notification obligations.

Matin regularly drafts and negotiates commercial contracts pertaining to information technology and/or cybersecurity. He also advises public and private sector employers on employment-related privacy and technology issues.

Prior to joining BLG, Matin gained cybersecurity experience at a large law firm and then with a renowned cybersecurity firm in Toronto.

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2018
  • JD, University of Ottawa, 2017
  • BA (Honours), History and Political Science, University of Ottawa, 2013