David Elder

David Elder Counsel

David Elder


  • University of Ottawa (LL.B. 1989)
  • York University (B.A. (Hons.) English Lit./Mass Com. 1985)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1991
  • Chambers Canada 2018 as a leading lawyer in Privacy & Data Protection and Telecommunications, Media & Broadcasting, with clients noting "his knowledge of anti-spam legislation in Canada is incredible - second to none", and that he is "a very senior figure in the market."
  • Chambers Global 2017 as a leading lawyer in Telecommunications, Media & Broadcasting, with clients noting he is “extremely knowledgeable, competent and easy to talk to. He is good at breaking down a complicated process in a relatable and understandable way."
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as a leading lawyer in Telecommunications and Advertising & Marketing Law.
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Speaking Engagements
  • “Pathways to Privacy Research Symposium”, Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), March 2017.
  • “Cyber Security and the Communications Industry,” International Institute of Communications, Canadian Chapter, Annual Conference, November 2016 (panellist).
  • “Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: Lessons from Enforcement to Date”, Key Issues in Privacy and information Management, Osgoode Professional Development Webinar series, November 2016.
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