Barry Sookman is one of Canada’s leading privacy lawyers with a myriad of experience dealing with privacy law and data protection issues including compliance with PIPEDA, CASL and Canada’s proposed new law, the CPPA.
Barry Sookman has a myriad of experience dealing with privacy law and data protection issues including compliance with PIPEDA, and cross-border data flows. He is also one of Canada’s leading lawyers on Canada’s anti-spam law CASL. This includes giving advice in connection with CRTC investigations and in connection with CASL’s private right of action.
Barry Sookman is also very active in issues and projects associated with artificial intelligence. He is a member of the Wellness AI Ethics Committee (a B.C. Supercluster project).
Chambers Canada and Chambers Global (2015-2022) Canada, Privacy & Data Protection (ranked in Spotlight Table and Band 2) “Barry Sookman of McCarthy Tétrault LLP is a major player in the e-commerce and IT space, and is widely viewed as a “thought leader” on CASL issues. One client enthused: “He provides wise counsel and has a great sense of the broader picture. He gives us great confidence in dealing with the regulators.” “Barry Sookman of McCarthy Tétrault LLP is a major player in the e-commerce and IT space, and is widely viewed as a “thought leader” on CASL issues. One client enthused: “He provides wise counsel and has a great sense of the broader picture. He gives us great confidence in dealing with the regulators.”” “Barry Sookman of McCarthy Tétrault LLP is a prolific technology lawyer who is “at the forefront of sophisticated thought about CASL.” “Barry Sookman is recognised by the market as a “very prominent technology lawyer.” He has substantial expertise assisting with CASL compliance and advising clients in connection with CRTC investigations.” “Barry Sookman has a strong reputation in the technology sector. He is especially well versed in data protection matters and compliance with regulations such as CASL.” “The “pre-eminent” Barry Sookman has expertise in privacy issues concerning the use of artificial intelligence, in addition to advising financial institutions on data breach management.” “Eminent technology lawyer Barry Sookman is highly respected for his contributions to the privacy and cybersecurity field, particularly as it relates to intellectual property and anti-spam legislation.”“Toronto-based senior counsel Barry Sookman is highly respected for his contributions to the privacy and cybersecurity field, particularly as it relates to intellectual property and anti-spam legislation.”
GDR Global Data Review 2021 Leading Individual Privacy Lawyer ranking “Sookman is world-class on technology, internet and e-commerce issues”.
Who’s Who Legal: Canada Data 2020-2021 Privacy Lawyer “Barry Sookman has an “immaculate reputation” as a “huge player in the tech sector” thanks to his broad practice encompassing IT, privacy and security issues.” “Barry Sookman stands out as a “heavy hitter” with a wealth of knowledge pertaining to anti-spam law, cross-border compliance issues and the full range of IP matters.
Martindale-Hubbell (2019-2021) Preeminent Practitioner, Information Technology Lawyer (Leading individual) “Barry Sookman ranks among the market’s leading regulatory specialists.”
The Legal 500 Canada (2019-2021) Technology Lawyer , Information Technology Lawyer, Intellectual Property Lawyer (Leading individual) “Barry Sookman, who is rated for his knowledge of IP and IT law; “key contact is litigator Barry Sookman, who focuses on IT, IP and privacy matters.” “Barry Sookman specializes in IP and IT litigation and arbitration, and has expertise in copyright and anti-piracy matters”. “Barry Sookman ranks among the market’s leading regulatory specialists.”
Best Lawyers (2008-2018, 2021) Ranked as the best Technology Lawyer of the Year, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021. Ranked by Best Lawyers in Information Technology, Technology, Intellectual Property, and Privacy and Data Security Law.
Who’s Who Legal: Canada (2011-2021) Canada: Information Technology Lawyer, Internet Lawyer, e-Commerce Lawyer and Data Protection Lawyer. Technology Media & Telecommunications: “Most Highly Regarded” Individual. “Peers describe him as a “seasoned lawyer” who is in a “class of his own”. “He is “the doyen on internet work” and is a “legend”. “Barry Sookman is described by peers a ‘world class’ and ‘an inspiration for other lawyers operating in this space’.” “Barry Sookman is in “a class of his own” according to our sources. Based in Toronto, his practice encompasses information technology and intellectual property matters including outsourcing, joint ventures, and licensing”. “Barry Sookman is a “major player” in the field and one of Canada’s “pre-eminent” practitioners advising upon information technology, internet, copyright and privacy law matters. He is described as practising at the forefront of the discipline and “has a close eye on industry developments.”” “Barry Sookman is a “knowledgeable and experienced” litigator, having acted in large matters involving Apple Canada, Nintendo of America and Sega Enterprises.” “Barry Sookman stands out as a dedicated IT lawyer who is held in high regard for his work advising clients on internet and IP matters.”