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David is Principal at David Young Law, a privacy and regulatory law counsel practice. The practice focuses on regulatory law with an emphasis on privacy, security, product marketing and organizational compliance. Our privacy expertise includes electronic data sharing networks, outsourcing relationships, data breach, anti-spam, access to information, organizational procedures, and related matters in both the private and public sectors.
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 the 2015 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s Karen Spector Memorial Award for Excellence in Privacy Law.
David is a co-author of Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law, published by Thomson Reuters.
He is a past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Privacy and Access Law Section (2007-2008) and was a Co-chair of its 2015 6th Annual Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium. David is a member of the Canadian Marketing Association’s Ethics and Standards Committee and a member 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 2022Canada Guide.