Avoiding defamation problems
Identifying privacy issues

Media, Privacy and Defamation Law

Paterson MacDougall’s defamation and media practice includes advising newspapers, magazines, book publishers, public authorities, commercial corporations and insurers on defamation issues.


  • Defence of defamation claims
  • Providing pre-publication advice
  • Libel reviews of manuscripts
  • Providing advice on defamation on the internet and social media

Paterson, MacDougall advises clients in Canada regarding compliance with public and private sector privacy and freedom of information laws. We also advise on the impact of Canadian privacy laws on international clients carrying on business in Canada.


  • Assist organizations in complying with Canadian privacy laws
  • Provide on-going practical and effective advice on privacy matters
  • Providing advice and representation on complaints to a Privacy Commissioner
  • Defence of privacy claims
  • Advising clients on freedom of information access requests.

For more information, please contact a Paterson MacDougall media defamation and privacy law specialist or call 416-366-9607

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