Donna Wilson is a Toronto based commercial litigation lawyer and sole practitioner at Wilson Litigation.
She handles a broad range of commercial litigation matters such as contractual disputes and private shareholder disputes.
In January 2016, she argued the case of Jane Doe v. N.D., which established the right to sue for the non-consensual distribution of intimate images without consent. The case found liability for such conduct under three heads of liability, and established a new tort for invasion of privacy. The tort establishes liability where a defendant gives publicity to a matter of the private life of another where the matter publicized, or the act of publication would be highly offensive to the reasonable person and is not of legitimate concern to the public.
She has since began building a subspecialty in the distribution of intimate images in particular, that spans various areas of law, such as employment, defamation, breach of copyright, and negligence.
She also continues to practice in other unrelated areas of commercial litigation, with a specialty in plaintiff-side matters where the conduct of defendants is egregious enough to warrant punitive damages.
Donna spent her first years as a lawyer at Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, where she handled a broad range of commercial matters, including construction litigation, negligent misrepresentation, estate litigation, competition law, and international arbitration.
Contributions by Donna Wilson
Should the Right to be Forgotten Jump the Atlantic?
Moderator at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2017