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Kirsten Thompson is a partner in our Corporate group in Toronto and is the national lead of the Transformative Technologies and Data Strategy group. She is also a key member of the Privacy and Cybersecurity group. She has both an advisory and advocacy practice, and provides privacy, data security and data management advice to clients in a wide variety of industries Kirsten’s practice has a focus in data-driven industries and disruptive technologies. She is a leading practitioner in areas such as Fintech (including blockchain and "smart contracts"), digital identity, Open Data/Open Banking and PSD2 implementation, vehicle telematics and connected infrastructure, Big Data/data analytics applications and enterprise data strategy. She advises clients on the increasingly significant informational elements of business transactions. Kirsten has been engaged in a number of consultations and pilot projects involving the application of blockchain to identity authentication issues (including sovereign identity), business licencing processes, and tracking goods/food/drugs through global distribution chains. She has worked with several organizations on “smart contract” projects and is interested in the possibilities of blockchain for payment security and commercial data security.