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Toronto, ON, Canada

Roland Hung

Torkin Manes LLP
Internet Law & Cyber-Security


    As Counsel in our Business Law and Technology, Privacy & Data Management Groups, Roland Hung’s practice encompasses all aspects of corporate law, with emphasis on technology, privacy compliance, cybersecurity and data management. His diverse career path, which includes roles as former Senior Legal Counsel and Global Privacy Officer at a large multinational, as well as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Privacy Officer of a technology company, gives Roland a broad and unique perspective, enabling him to fuel his clients with practical solutions that are relevant to their businesses.

    In his role, Roland provides a wide range of technology-related advice on acquisitions, and guidance on IoT, AI/smart contracts, blockchain and open-source legal matters. He skillfully prepares and negotiates all manner of technology agreements, including e-commerce agreements; cloud computing agreements (SaaS, PaaS, IasS); cloud storage agreements; app development agreements; hosting agreements; reseller, distribution, outsourcing, system acquisition, maintenance and support agreements; master services agreements; and consulting and services agreements.

    On the privacy and data management side, Roland leverages his knowledge to provide strategic privacy compliance, cybersecurity and data management advice to organizations, including financial institutions, manufacturing, pharmaceutical companies, information technology providers, municipalities, educational and medical institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Clients have relied on Roland to assist them in not only meeting industry standards and government requirements, but also navigating complex legal and privacy compliance requirements of new products and technologies within Canada and across other jurisdictions. His clients benefit from his expertise in handling issues raised by social media, surveillance, identification and authentication (including biometrics and electronic signatures), vehicle and device telematics, drones, online behavioural advertising, big data and data analytics, and data monetization. He also advised clients on the data management and privacy issues related to business transactions.

    Roland has appeared before administrative boards, privacy regulators, provincial and federal courts, mediators (including mediators before the Federal Court), and arbitrators on various issues ranging from commercial disputes to privacy matters. He has advised and represented clients in matters regarding privacy requests, complaints, cross-border transactions, privacy audits, breach notification and court
    actions for damages.

    To complement his practice, Roland has spoken at various conferences, seminars, and associations, including the Canadian Institute Advertising & Marketing Law Conference, the Ontario Bar Association, the Lexpert Social Media Law Conference, the Federated Press Cloud Computing Conference, and the Canadian Bar Association. He has also been involved with presentations made at the American Bar Association Annual Conference.

    Other languages spoken: Cantonese.

    Publications & Presentations

    Jun 30, 2022 | Presentation
    Important Developments in Privacy & Cybersecurity Laws in Canada
    Torkin Manes Webinar

    Jun 21, 2022 | Torkin Manes LegalPoint
    Proposed Privacy Bill Introduces Fines and New Requirements for Private Organizations

    Apr 20, 2022 | Torkin Manes LegalPoint
    Blockchain: Opportunities and Legal Considerations

    Mar 21, 2022 | Torkin Manes LegalPoint
    Tort of Intrusion Upon Seclusion Does Not Extend to Hacked Companies

    Apr 12, 2017 | Article
    Intrusion Upon Seclusion: The Story of an Unsavory Camera in the Boudoir
    Canadian Privacy Law Review

    Mar 08, 2017 | Article
    Federal Court of Canada Finds PIPEDA has Extraterritorial Application
    Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada

    Nov 16, 2016 | Article
    First Compliance and Enforcement Decision Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Lessons Learned
    Bloomberg BNA – World Data Protection Report

    Oct 18, 2016 | Article
    Lessons From Privacy Breach Class Action Settlement in Canada
    Bloomberg BNA, Privacy and Security Law Report

    Sep 18, 2016 | Article
    Canada Country Profile – Privacy & Data Security
    Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security

    Oct 18, 2015 | Article
    Big Data: Legal Aspects under Canadian Law
    Bloomberg BNA – World Data Protection Report

    Oct 15, 2015 | Article
    Cyberspace, Cybersecurity and Information Technology Contracting in Canada Developing Effective IT Service Agreements
    Bloomberg BNA – World Data Protection Report

    Sep 18, 2015 | Article
    Manitoba Court Interprets the Common Law Tort of Intrusion upon Seclusion
    Canadian Privacy Law Review

    Jul 18, 2015 | Article
    Canadian Courts Refuse to Settlement for Weak Privacy Rights: Imperial Oil Limited v. Alberta
    Canadian Privacy Law Review

    May 18, 2015 | Article
    Solicitor-Client Privilege Wins Again Court of Appeal Endorses Restrictive Statutory Interpretation in University of Calgary v JR
    Bloomberg BNA – World Data Protection Report

    Apr 18, 2015 | Article
    Privacy and Cyber Security: Summary of the Report from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
    Canadian Privacy Law Review

    Apr 18, 2015 | Article
    Defamation in the Blogosphere: Baglow v Smith
    Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada

    Apr 18, 2015 | Article
    Canadian Court Affirm Strong Protection of Settlement Privilege in Alberta
    Bloomberg BNA – World Data Protection Report

    Nov 19, 2014 | Article
    “Objectively Reasonable” and Privacy: Recent Developments
    Canadian Privacy Law Review

    Aug 18, 2014 | Article
    You can stay anonymous: SCC recognize a privacy interest in protecting anonymity on the internet
    Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada

    Jul 23, 2014 | Article
    The Enforcement Begins: Highlights of the CRTC FAQ updates on CASL
    Bloomberg BNA – World Data Protection Report

    Jul 18, 2014 | Article
    Evolving Law of Trade Dress in a Digital World
    Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada


    Called to the Bar in Ontario: 2015

    Called to the Bar in Alberta: 2010


    University of Calgary, LLB, 2009

    University of Alberta, BCom, 2006

    University of Alberta, BSc, 2004

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