Carole Piovesan

T: 416 967 7100 ext. 1-229

Bar Admission
Ontario 2010

Artificial Intelligence
Data Ethics
Privacy Law
Risk Management

Carole is a partner and co-founder of INQ Data Law where her practice concentrates on privacy, cyber readiness, data governance and artificial intelligence (AI). She regularly counsels clients on a wide range of matters related to privacy, data protection, data governance, ethical AI and risk management for AI operationalization. Prior to founding INQ Data Law, Carole was co-lead of the national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group at McCarthy Tétrault. She has represented clients before all levels of court in Ontario as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada 

Carole plays an active role in shaping data law, policy and standards. She is the co-chair of the Exposure Notification application on behalf of the federal government. 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 Data Governance Working Group for the Global Partnership on AI. She is also an advisor to the Law Commission of Ontario’s working group on AI in administrative decisions, the AI Impact Alliance,  various start-ups, and a member of the Taskforce on AI for Health at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

In 2018, Carole was appointed by the federal Minister of Innovation to serve as one of six Digital Leaders in the national data and digital transformation consultations. As a Digital Leader, she led consultations with businesses, academics, civil society and industry associations to help inform the first national Digital Charter that was announced on May 21, 2019.

Carole regularly speaks and writes on topics related to data law and AI. She is also co-editing a book on AI and law that will be published by Thomson Reuters in 2020.