David Young is Principal at David Young Law, a privacy and regulatory law counsel practice.David has been advising clients on marketing and related regulatory matters since the 1980’s and on privacy issues from prior to the enactment of Canada’s private sector privacy laws. He is co-author of Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law, published by Carswell.David is a past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Privacy and Access Law Section (2007-2008) and was Co-chair of its 2013 4th Annual Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium.  David is a member of the Canadian Marketing Association’s Ethics and Privacy Committee and a member of the Canadian Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).David is recognized as a leading practitioner by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada.  He is recognized as a Ranked Lawyer and Eminent Practitioner in the Advertising, Marketing & Data Protection practice area in the Chambers & Partners 2016 Canada Guide .
Education and Year of Call

  • Called to the Ontario Bar – 1977
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB - 1975
  • McGill University, BA (Hons.)  - 1969 
Professional Associations 

  • Canadian Bar Association – Chair, National Privacy and Access Law Section, (2007-2008)
  • Chair, National Business Law Section, Canadian Bar Association (2000-2002)
  • Ontario Bar Association – Past Chair, Business Law Section and Chair, Consumer Committee;
  • Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Section; Media and Communications Law Section
  • Canadian Marketing Association – Member, Ethics and Privacy Committee

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 as a leader in Advertising & Marketing Law and Insurance Law
  • Recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2011, 2012, 2013, 2104 and 2015 as a leading practitioner in Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Listed in the PLCWhich Lawyer? Yearbook 2009 as a recommended practitioner in Life Sciences, Regulatory
  • Listed in the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, American Lawyer Media/Lexpert Publishing 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003
  • Recommended as a prominent practitioner in the PLCCross-border Life Sciences Handbook 2007/2008/20092009

  • David is the 2015 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s Karen Spector Memorial Award for Excellence in Privacy Law.