Lyndsay is the Co-Chair of McMillan’s Privacy & Data Protection Group and its Cybersecurity Group. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada, and regularly advises and assists clients on a broad range of privacy and cybersecurity issues, including advising on access requests, legal requirements related to data security, workplace privacy issues (e.g. background checks, computer/video/phone monitoring, GPS tracking, drug and alcohol testing), handling personal health information, CASL compliance, and transferring personal information across borders, as well as helping organizations to develop privacy compliance programs, privacy and social media policies, data sharing agreements and consent forms. Lyndsay has extensive experience advising and representing clients in connection with privacy and data breaches involving different types of information including payment card information, patient data, employee personal information, and sensitive identity information. She has assisted clients in a number of industries with risk assessment, breach response strategy, complying with notification obligations, communication with regulators and coordinating forensic investigations.
In addition, Lyndsay regularly provides advice and assistance to vendors and purchasers with respect to the privacy and employment aspects of corporate transactions, including negotiating the terms of purchase agreements, evaluating issues in the transactions, and drafting offer letters and other contracts for transferring employees. Lyndsay regularly writes and speaks on privacy and employment-related topics, and is the co-author of Privacy in the Workplace, 4th ed. and the Privacy chapter in the Ultimate Corporate Counsel Guide (CCH). Lyndsay also advises and assists management with respect to all areas of employment, labour, pension and benefits laws, including advising on hiring, performance management, employment standards, human rights laws and employment terminations, as well as drafting or reviewing employment contracts, compensation plans and employment policies. Lyndsay advocates for clients in wrongful dismissal actions, human rights applications, workers' compensation claims, complaints to the Ministry of Labour, and matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Canada Industrial Relations Board.