Rick is co-author of The Law of Privacy in Canada (Carswell) and author or co-author of many articles and papers dealing with Canadian privacy law issues. Rick advises international and domestic clients, in both the public and private sectors, respecting the legal and policy implications of federal and provincial privacy laws in Canada. He has appeared as featured speaker or panelist at numerous conferences dealing with privacy issues. During the past decade, Rick has participated in the performance of over one hundred (100) privacy impact assessments for government, NGO and private sector clients.
Shaun first entered the privacy field 13 years ago as a policy analyst with Industry Canada, advising on the development and implementation of private sector privacy legislation. He transitioned to the private sector as a lawyer and consultant in 2008, and now advises clients in the public, private and non-governmental sectors on privacy, information security, online marketing and access to information, having worked on dozens of privacy impact assessments and related projects. He regularly speaks and writes on privacy-related matters, and is the co-editor and co-author of PrivacyScan, one of Canada’s most popular and insightful resources reporting on Canadian privacy issues.
Rick Shields' approach to consultations and consensus building combined with his extensive knowledge and experience in the field of privacy have consistently provided for practical and robust privacy solutions.—Marc-Andre Gaudet - Agriculture and Agi-Food Canada