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 2019 as a leading lawyer in Privacy & Data Protection and Telecommunications, Media & Broadcasting.
  • Chambers Global 2018 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 2018 as a leading lawyer in Telecommunications and Advertising & Marketing Law.
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Speaking Engagements
  • “The Intersection of Privacy Rights and Commercial Contracts”, The New and Emerging Privacy Developments You Need to Know, Ontario Bar Association’s Instituter, Privacy and Access to Information Law, Toronto, February 2018.
  • “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).
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