Meet the dedicated team behind INQ.
David is an Advisor to INQ Consulting. With more than 30 years of experience, David was the Assistant Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and has deep expertise in the application and enforcement of privacy and access laws. Over his career, David has held the roles of assistant commissioner, director of legal services, and manager of adjudication with Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner. He is an experienced litigator and has appeared before the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
David has a history of strong constructive relationships with key access and privacy stakeholders, including Ontario government ministries and agencies, municipalities, school boards, police services, hospitals, and information and privacy regulators across and outside Canada.
David is the author of the only textbook on Ontario’s privacy and access laws, 2020-2021 Annotated Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts, published byThomson Reuters. David also teaches privacy law and administrative law at Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.
David is a recognized thought leader in privacy and access to information, and has been quoted by CBC, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and IT World. He is also a sought-after public speaker and has given presentations at high-profile conferences and public events, including the Canadian Bar Association, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the U.S. Association of Corporate Counsel, and the Sedona Conference (e-Discovery).
Insights & Recognition
Author, 2020-2021 Annotated Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts (YEAR)
Co-author, Law Society of Ontario Bar Admission course materials: Privacy and access law
University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Global Professional Master of Laws Program (Adjunct Professor)
Osgoode Hall Law School (Instructor)