Samara Starkman


T: 416-558-3657

Samara is a partner of INQ Data Law where her practice concentrates on privacy, data governance, health and technology. She regularly counsels clients on a wide range of matters related to privacy, data protection, health law, and technology licensing. Prior to joining INQ Data Law, Samara was a sole practitioner, where her clients included major Ontario hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, health-tech start-ups and multinational telecommunications companies. Samara previously led the privacy department at CancerCare Ontario (now Ontario Health).

Samara provides practical and strategic advice to assist organizations in responsible innovation. She has taught Privacy Law in Canada at Windsor Law School, and regularly speaks and writes on topics related to privacy and health law.

Samara received her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and holds a Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy from the University of Toronto. Samara was called to the bar in 2005, She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).