David Elder practises communications, competition and privacy law and is Chair of the Communications Group and a member of the Competition and Foreign Investment, Privacy & Data Protection, Government Relations, Regulatory and Public Policy Practice Groups. David serves as the firm's Chief Privacy Officer. He provides legal and strategic advice with respect to a wide range of broadcasting and telecommunications proceedings, including those relating to licensing, policy matters and competitive disputes. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and telemarketing rules. He has advocated on behalf of clients before the CRTC, Industry Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and several Parliamentary Committees and working groups. David serves as Special Digital Privacy Counsel to the Canadian Marketing Association, in which role he advocates and advises on a range of electronic privacy issues and acts as counsel to the CRTC. He is the editor of CanadianCommunicationsLaw.com, Stikeman Elliott's blog on legal and policy developments relating to communications.