David Young


David Young Law


David is Principal at David Young Law, a privacy and regulatory counsel practice. He has been advising clients on privacy issues since the enactment of Canada’s private sector privacy laws. He advises both private and public sectors on all aspects of privacy law including compliance procedures, consent, data sharing, employee privacy, personal health information, security, breach response and access to information. David advises on marketing matters including digital advertising, anti-spam, social media and food and drug law. His practice also includes corporate regulatory compliance.  

David is a co-author of Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law (Carswell) and Marketing Communications Services Agreement – Commentary and Model Agreement 5th ed. (Association of Canadian Advertisers).  

David is the 2015 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s Karen Spector Memorial Award for Excellence in Privacy Law. He is recognized as a ranked lawyer in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Chambers & Partners 2022 Canada Guide. David is a member of the Canadian Marketing Association’s Ethics and Standards Committee. David is a director of the Canadian Helen Keller Centre.


Contributions by David Young

  • Privacy by Design Certification under the ISO Standard — Case Study
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2024
  • Data Harmonization Issues and Solutions – Example of Ontario Health Teams
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2022
  • Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2020 - Canceled
  • Driving Virtual Health Care Forward with Advanced Technology
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019