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Roland Hung

Torkin Manes LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 2010


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Torkin Manes LLP
151 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2W7
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Roland Hung, a partner in the Corporate/Commercial and Technology, Privacy & Data Management sectors, specializes in business law with a strong focus on technology, privacy, cybersecurity, and data management. His experience is vast, having served as Senior Legal Counsel and Global Privacy Officer at a multinational corporation, and later as the Chief Legal Officer and Chief Privacy Officer for a tech company. These roles have furnished Roland with a unique and wide-ranging outlook, equipping him to offer his clients practical, business-focused advice.

Roland's expertise is sought after by a diverse array of clients, including financial bodies, manufacturing entities, pharmaceutical firms, IT service providers, municipal governments, educational and medical institutions, and nonprofits. He excels in guiding these clients through the maze of privacy and data management laws, helping them to comply with both local and international standards. His work spans advising on the legal and privacy challenges presented by novel products and technologies, in areas like AI, social media, biometrics, telematics, drones, online advertising, big data, and data monetization, as well as the privacy and data considerations inherent in business deals.

An adept advocate, Roland has represented clients across various forums, from administrative boards and privacy regulators to provincial and federal courts. His cases have covered a broad spectrum, including commercial and privacy disputes, privacy inquiries, cross-border data issues, privacy audits, breach notifications, and litigations related to privacy violations.

His counsel extends to transactions involving technology and advises on the adoption of emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain, and big data analytics. Roland's innovative approaches and strategic insights have made him a trusted advisor in the tech space.

Beyond his practice, Roland is an active contributor to the legal and privacy communities, sharing his knowledge at conferences and seminars. He has participated in events hosted by the Canadian Institute Advertising & Marketing Law, the Ontario Bar Association, and more. He's a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and serves on the executive of the Privacy & Access to Information Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Fluent in Cantonese, Roland's communication skills extend beyond English, offering broader assistance to clients.

His qualifications include admissions to the Ontario Bar in 2015 and the Alberta Bar in 2010, following his LLB from the University of Calgary in 2009, a BCom and a BSc from the University of Alberta, completed in 2006 and 2004, respectively. Roland's legal acumen, complemented by his diverse background, positions him as a leading figure in the fields of technology law and privacy.


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