Criteria for Selection
This Award recognizes exceptional contributions and achievements by an Ontario Bar Association member in the area of privacy law, including some or all of the following:
(a) outstanding legal contributions to the practice of privacy law;
(b) outstanding contributions in the development of privacy law through scholarly and other writing and through public speaking on privacy issues;
(c) outstanding organizational contributions in the private sector, in government and/or in the Ontario Bar Association in relation to privacy law matters;
(d) outstanding mentorship contributions to other lawyers through personally sharing knowledge, experience and skills; and/or
(e) other exemplary achievements in the area of privacy law. The Award is available only to individuals, not law offices or other organizations or groups.
The Award is available only to individuals, not law offices or other organizations or groups. The current Chair of the Section and the current members of the Nomination Committee are not eligible for nomination.
This Award is open to any Ontario Bar Association member who has made contributions in the area of privacy law, whether in the private or public sectors.
The Award will be announced at the annual Privacy Law Summit event hosted by the OBA Privacy & Access to Information Law Section on April 3, 2019, and presented to the Award recipient by the Section Executive in the fall.
A nomination requires the signature of one OBA member in good standing. To assist the Committee, each nomination shall be accompanied by a one or two page summary of the reasons for the nomination, as well as a copy of the nominee’s current CV.
The nominee must be advised by the nominator that his or her name has been put forward for this award prior to the nomination deadline.
The nomination committee will review the nominations and select an award recipient.
A plaque is presented to the recipient.
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Past recipient winners of the OBA Karen Spector Memorial Award for Excellence in Privacy Law include:
- 2019 - Shariar Aboosaidi
- 2017 - Pamela Snively
- 2016 - Brian Beamish
- 2015 - David Young
- 2013 - Adam Kardash
- 2012 - Ken Anderson
- 2011 - Suzanne Morin
- 2010 - Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
- 2009 - Ian R. Kerr
- 2008 - Mary O’Donoghue
- 2007 - Jeffrey Kauffman
- 2006 - Priscilla Platt