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Year called to bar: 2004
Lyndsay Wasser is a partner in Toronto who leads McMillan’s Privacy & Data Protection group. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada who regularly provides strategic advice & support to clients on a broad range of privacy & data security matters, including advising on cross-border transfers of personal information and compliance with statutory obligations across Canada. She helps organizations develop privacy compliance programs, privacy and data protection policies and procedures and consent strategies. She regularly drafts and negotiates privacy and data protection terms in a wide variety of contracts. She advises clients on data breach prevention and response, including assisting with risk assessments and reporting strategies. She assists on corporate transactions, including negotiating privacy terms in purchase agreements and evaluating privacy risks. She regularly writes and speaks on privacy topics, including co-authoring Privacy in the Workplace 4th ed. and the Canadian chapters in the ICLG’s guides on Cybersecurity (2020/2021) and Data Protection (2021). She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in Privacy and Data Security Law (2022), as a Mondaq Thought Leader for Data Protection, Canada (2022), and by Thomson Reuters Stand-Out Lawyers (2021).
On October 28, 2015, Match.com Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of The Match Group, completed its previously-announced acquisition of Canadian online dating service Plentyoffish Media Inc. (POF) for US$575 million in cash. The Match Group, which already owns Match.com, OkCupid and Tinder and has filed its IPO on the NASDAQ, now adds POF, the largest free online dating site in the world, to its portfolio. Match is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US media and internet giant IAC/InterActiveCorp.