Imran Ahmad is a partner in the Toronto office of Miller Thomson and specializes in the areas of cybersecurity, technology and privacy law. As part of his cybersecurity, privacy and data breach practice, Imran works closely with clients to develop and implement practical and informed strategies related to cyber threats and data breaches. He focuses on legal risk assessments, compliance, due diligence and risk allocation advice, security and data breach incident preparedness and response. He also provides representation in the event of an investigation, an enforcement action, or a litigation.
Imran is a board member of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance’s (CATA) Cyber Council which advises the Government of Canada on cybersecurity matters. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association’s Privacy and Access to Information Law Section.
Imran has an active technology and privacy practice where he advises clients on licensing, outsourcing and service-provider arrangements, as well as on other commercial matters with respect to carrying on business over the Internet, cloud and in the digital environment.
Imran also maintains a competition and foreign investment practice which encompasses a wide range of competition and foreign investment matters. He regularly advises both Canadian and foreign clients with respect to merger review, abuse of dominance, refusal to deal, misleading advertising and foreign investment approvals across a broad spectrum of industries.
Imran is the author of Canada’s first legal incident preparation and response handbook titled A Handbook to Cyber Law in Canada (to be published in summer 2017 by LexisNexis).
In 2016, Imran was appointed Chair of the Marketing Practices Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section.
Prior to his call to the Bar, Imran was a political advisor to Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire (Ret’d), Senator, and clerked for the Honourable Edmond P. Blanchard, judge at the Federal Court of Canada and Competition Tribunal in Ottawa.