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Carole Piovesan

JD, MSc.(Hons)


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Carole is a Co-Founder and Principal for INQ Consulting. Prior to founding INQ, Carole was co-lead of the national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group at McCarthy Tétrault. In 2018, she was appointed by the federal Minister of Innovation to serve as one of six Digital Leaders in the national data and digital transformation consultations. In this role, she led consultations with businesses, academics, civil society and industry associations to inform the first national Digital Charter. Announced on May 21, 2019, the Digital Charter has led to significant proposed reforms to Canada’s federal private sector privacy law.

Carole regularly teaches, speaks and writes on topics related to cybersecurity, privacy, data law and AI. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law where she lectures on AI law. She is also co-editor of the book, Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and a Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law, published by Thomson Reuters (2021).


Insights & Recognition

  • Co-editor, AI and Law (2021)

  • Regulating automated decision systems in Canada: What it means for your business  (2020)

  • Privacy Law for the digital economy: The new Digital Charter Implementation Act (2020)

  • 97 things about ethics everyone in data science should know 

  • Cybersecurity comparative guide 

  • Cyber breach planning: Lessons from the Equifax breach 

  • How privacy laws are changing to protect personal information 

  • Adjudicating by algorithm: The risks and benefits of artificial intelligence in judicial decision-making 

  • Covid Alert App Advisory Council (Co-chair)

  • Canadian Technology Association of Canada (Board of Directors)

  • Standards Council of Canada, Data Governance Working Group (Co-chair)