Feb 23 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Data Privacy in Criminal Law

Described as a “superstar” (Benchmark Litigation), Gerald practices criminal, constitutional, administrative, and select civil/commercial litigation. He has been recognized as a leading practitioner by Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers Canada, and Lexpert. In 2019, Canadian Lawyer named Gerald one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada. Gerald defends clients facing all manner of charges, including white collar crime, cyber crimes, sexual offences, and quasi-criminal/regulatory matters – especially those involving digital evidence and technology-related issues. He has argued before every level of court, including over 20 cases in the Supreme Court of Canada including many cases on electronic searches and seizures (R v Mills, R v Marakah, R v Jones, R v Fearon, R v Vu, and R v Cole). He is co-author of the 1st and 2nd editions of Digital Evidence: A Practitioner’s Handbook (Emond), co-editor of Digital Privacy: Criminal, Civil and Regulatory Litigation (LexisNexis), and co-editor of Litigating Artificial Intelligence (Emond). He teaches on the faculty of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Criminal Law Program and the adjunct faculty of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

Gerald’s presentation to the Section will focus on how text messages continue to be treated under s. 8 of the Charter (i.e., when they attract a reasonable expectation of privacy, how consent works, etc).

Please RSVP (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) to the Manitoba Bar Association online at

At approximately 9:30am on Thursday, February 23, 2023 an email will be sent from the MBA advising you of the link that you will click on to join the Zoom video conference meeting.  So it will be important to register before 5:00pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Attendance at this MBA Section meeting can be applied towards your Law Society of Manitoba’s Continuing Professional Development requirement for a maximum of one hour.

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