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Year called to bar: 1998 (QC)
National co-leader of firm’s Cyber/Data group, former leader of the Technology Law group. Past president of the International Technology Lawyers Association (iTechLaw). Charles' practice takes a 360° approach to data, helping clients extract the tremendous value inherent in data, while managing the associated risks. Recognized thought-leader on the responsible deployment of artificial intelligence. Regularly serves as breach coach for clients in matters of enterprise-wide risk, including three of the largest cyber incidents in Canadian history. Practice is focused on advising many of the firm’s largest clients on their most complex commercial transactions involving IT outsourcing, systems integration, cloud, financial technologies, cybersecurity, data monetization, privacy, AI, licensing, e-commerce, and telecommunications. Co-author of several books, including Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework (ITechLaw, 2019), Technology Governance in a Time of Crisis (Human Technology Foundation, 2020), Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework (2021 Update), The EU AIA: A Greenpaper Policy Analysis (2022) and Artificial Intelligence, Law Over Borders Comparative Guide 2022. He is a member of the AMF’s Technological Innovation Advisory Committee. Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1998.
In November, the federal government tabled privacy legislation that would impose heavier fines on businesses for breaching individuals’ digital privacy rights and give individuals greater control over their personal information