Bonnie Freedman is the regional leader of the Privacy and Data Protection Group and the Life Sciences Group at the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She practises corporate commercial law and also works closely with lawyers in the Information Technology Group. Bonnie’s expertise lies in the interpretation and application of privacy, information and access to information laws. She has been on the forefront of this evolving area of law and led a project for the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in 2009.
Bonnie advises clients in the private and public sectors on the management of information they collect or create, in a wide range of industries including, financial services, energy, education, health, consumer products and publishing. In addition, Bonnie regularly provides advice to the federal and provincial healthcare and health informatics sectors. She collaborates with all the stakeholders in the industry, including hospitals, clinics, healthcare professionals, registries and other prescribed entities, government and community agencies, industry associations, regulatory bodies, laboratories, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and non-commercial providers of information technology services.
Previously, Bonnie acted as external counsel for a number of health professional regulators and also spent several years as Director, Legal Services for College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.