Patrick Laverty-Lavoie

Patrick Laverty-Lavoie



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Tel. Montréal: 514 987-2711
Languages: English, French
To what extent should one trust a statement that a program is free of Trojan horses? Perhaps it is more important to trust the people who wrote the software.
Ken Thompson

Patrick Laverty-Lavoie is a lawyer in Robic’s Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity Sector and is part of the Emerging Technologies Group within the firm.

He specializes in privacy and cybersecurity law. Patrick also assists companies with legal issues relating to open source licenses as well as matters related to novel technologies including artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Patrick is a member of the Executive Committee of the Information, Telecommunications, and Intellectual Property Section of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. He is also certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and holds the CIPP/C certification attesting to his knowledge of Canadian privacy laws, principles and practices at the federal, provincial and territorial levels.

Patrick is passionate about cybersecurity and is pursuing his studies in the field to obtain a degree in cybersecurity from the Polytechnique de Montréal.

Prior to joining ROBIC, Patrick was legal counsel for a world-renowned organization specializing in the advancement, innovation and growth of artificial intelligence, where he was able to apply his expertise to the implementation of a privacy governance program. He also served as legal counsel for a construction company specializing in process mechanics and industrial maintenance.

  • Bachelor of Laws, LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (2016)
  • Member of the Québec Bar (2017)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C), IAPP (2021)
  • Cybersecurity Summer School, Université de Sherbrooke (2021)
  • Bachelor in Cybersecurity, Polytechnique Montréal (in progress)
  • Canadian Bar Association (ABC) – Member of the Executive Committee, Information, Telecommunications and Intellectual Property Section - Québec Division
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Young Bar of Montréal (AJBM) - Member of the Information Technology Committee
  • Law Graduate Association - Université de Sherbrooke (ADDUS)
  • International Legal Technology Association
  • Association de la sécurité de l'information du Québec (ASIQ)
  • Emerging Technologies
    • Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity
      • Information Access
      • Regulatory Compliance
      • Data and corporate governance
      • Investigation Office of the Privacy Commissioner
      • Incident Management
      • Due diligence
      • Consulting and business strategies
      • Privacy by Design
      • Cybersecurity
      • Information Technology
      • Risk Management
      • Contracts and negotiations
      • Ethical use of data
      • Drafting website terms of use, policies and procedures