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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 regularly consults with clients on privacy law, data security, data governance, ethical AI frameworks and the broader operationalization of AI technology. Carole has advised the Canadian government on legal and policy issues related to AI, and regularly advises companies on issues related to their collection, storage and use of data in the context of emerging technologies such as AI.
Carole has played an important role in shaping Canadian data policy. In 2018, Carole was appointed by the federal Minister of Innovation as a Digital Leader as part of the national data and digital transformation consultations. As a Digital Leader, Carole was at the centre of informing the federal government’s National Digital Charter that was announced on May 21, 2019.
Prior to co-founding INQ Data Law, Carole was the co-lead of the national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group at McCarthy Tetrault, a top-tier full service firm headquartered in Toronto. At McCarthy, Carole was also the editor of the firm’s widely-read CyberLex blog as well as the lead author of the firm’s White Paper on AI and law, From Chatbots to Self-Driving Cars: The Legal Risks of Adopting Artificial Intelligence in Your Business. Carole is a commercial litigator by trade and has appeared before various administrative tribunals, at all levels of court in Ontario, as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Carole is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School where she obtained her J.D. in 2010. She is also a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where she received her MSc with distinction. She is the recipient of various awards.
Prior to law school, Carole served as a Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and a Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of Foreign Affairs where she advised on Middle East politics. She has worked with counterparts throughout North and Central American, Europe and Africa.
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 that will be published by Thomson Reuters. She is a contributor to Cognitive World, an online publication featured in Forbes.com.
Carole has been published in industry publications as well as numerous blogs. Carole is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the American Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the International Technology Law Association.