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Carole Piovesan is a partner and co-founder at INQ Data Law. Carole is a respected leader in the area of AI and law. She is known for applying creativity, strategic thinking and a multi-disciplinary approach to helping clients solve complex problems associated with data use and exponential technologies.
Carole’s practice concentrates on privacy, cyber readiness, data governance and artificial intelligence. She regularly counsels global clients on a wide range of matters related to privacy, data protection, data governance, ethical AI and risk management for AI use. Prior to founding INQ Data Law, Carole was a lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault where she served as co-lead of the national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group.
Carole plays an active role in shaping law, policy and standards related to data use and AI. She is a member of the IEEE GIEAIS Policy Committee based in the United States. She is also the co-chair of the data governance working group for the Data Governance Standardization Collaborative at the Standards Council of Canada. She is a member of the Taskforce on AI for Health at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. She is also an advisor to the Law Commission of Ontario’s working group on AI in administrative decisions, the AI Impact Alliance as well as several start-ups.
In 2018, Carole was appointed by the federal Minister of Innovation to serve as a Digital Leaders in the national data and digital transformation consultations. As a Digital Leader, she consulted with various stakeholders across Canada to help inform the federal government’s first national Digital Charter that was announced on May 21, 2019.
Carole is a highly sought-after speaker on issues of data ethics, AI and law, international privacy regulation. She is presently co-editing a book on AI and law (Thomson Reuters, 2020). She is a contributor to Cognitive World, an online publication featured in Forbes.com.