A Leader in privacy, cybersecurity and CASL
EXPERIENCED LEGAL COUNSEL FOR RISK MANAGEMENT
PRIVATECH’s direction is led by one of Canada’s top privacy lawyers,the Founder of PRIVATECH Consulting, Fazila Nurani.
Fazila Nurani, B.A.Sc. (EE), LL.B., CIPP/C
Lawyer, Senior Consultant and Lead Trainer
Fazila Nurani, Founder of PRIVATECH, is a privacy, information management and cybersecurity lawyer, consultant and trainer. She has a unique blend of legal training, IT consulting and records management experience, and has serviced both the public and private sectors.
Driven by her passion to assist organizations create privacy conscious environments, Fazila advises businesses in a range of industries on privacy, data security and CASL best practices. Her clients include marketing firms, the insurance and health sectors, debt collectors, technology companies, retailers, the staffing industry and financial service providers. Fazila’s ability to lead engaging privacy and security training sessions and workshops is highly commended by PRIVATECH’s clients. She has assisted many organizations with their GDPR compliance efforts, and reduce the risk of a privacy or CASL breach.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Fazila worked with various consulting firms, including Right Management Consultants and GSA Consulting Group Inc. Fazila designed information management systems and customized data security procedures for numerous entities.
Fazila’s legal experience began in the Information Technology Group at the law firm of Gowlings where she worked on technology financing deals, software licensing, on-line advertising issues, domain name disputes and other Internet-related legal matters.
Fazila worked with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in 2000 before founding PRIVATECH. She was heavily involved in establishing complaint-handling procedures, and assisted investigators in interpreting the law. Fazila continues to work with policy advisors and legal counsel in the federal and provincial governments, providing direction the implementation of initiatives with privacy implications. Fazila has been recognized by the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner as a 'Privacy by Design' Ambassador since 2011.
Fazila also has an active practice in advising organizations on compliance with Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL). She is regularly engaged to conduct CASL audits, provide CASL training, and assist organizations in developing a CASL compliance program.
Fazila holds degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and Law from the University of Toronto. She is a Certified Information and Privacy Professional with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Fazila is also an active member of the Ontario Bar Association Privacy Section Executive as well as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and serves on the Board of Directors of Bayview Glen School.