Your Privacy Rights
As of January 1, 2004, all businesses engaged in commercial activities are required to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, which it incorporates. These obligations extend to lawyers and law firms, including Conroy Scott LLP. The Act gives you rights concerning the privacy of your personal information. Conroy Scott LLP is responsible for the personal information we collect and hold.
Additionally, each lawyer of the firm has a professional obligation to maintain confidential all information received from clients both stemming from the solicitor-client privilege which is a cornerstone of our common law legal system, and from the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Law Society of Upper Canada, to which all Ontario-licensed lawyers are bound.
To ensure accountability, we have developed a firm policy and have trained our lawyers and support staff about our policies and practices.