Timothy M. Banks

PartnernNovation LLPCapital Markets and M&A; Commercial; Finance; Intellectual Property & Technology

Tim is a Partner at nNovation LLP. Previously he was a Senior Counsel at Amazon supporting the Amazon Web Services ("AWS") business in Canada and Partner at Dentons Canada LLP.



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Tim is a Partner at nNovation LLP. Previously he was a Senior Counsel at Amazon supporting the Amazon Web Services ("AWS") business in Canada and Partner at Dentons Canada LLP. He is the author of the Guide to Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (2016 and 2018 Editions) (Lexis Nexis Canada Inc.).

In his role as Senior Counsel at Amazon, Tim is responsible for assisting AWS in negotiating complex technology contracts. Tim also advises AWS on a broad array of Canadian legal and regulatory issues relating to cloud computing. These issues include establishing privacy and data security assurance in the cloud, data breach notification, regulatory requirements relating to outsourcing for financial institutions, health privacy laws, data residency, intellectual property and other significant matters when organizations place their data in the cloud.

Prior to joining Amazon, Tim developed and built a national and internationally recognized Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at Dentons Canada LLP. He advised numerous international and domestic companies on all aspects of consumer law, including privacy and data security, data residency, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, breach notification, e-commerce requirements, gaming laws and advertising, and marketing laws.

Education

  • University of Toronto, J.D., 2000
  • York University, Ph.D., 1997
  • Trent University, M.A., 1991
  • Carleton University, B.A., 1989

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2002

Experience

  • Counsel to Amazon Web Services in numerous cloud computing agreements with companies in the financial, health and other sectors in Canada
  • Lead counsel in numerous breaches, including a ground breaking 2014 decision of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada establishing a due diligence defence for privacy breaches
  • Advising one of the largest retailers in the world on Canada‚Äôs Anti-Spam Legislation
  • Provided opinions regarding the legality of novel online gaming, including in the pari-mutuel horse racing and fantasy sports industries
  • Canadian counsel in respect of the first investigation conducted jointly by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada with its Dutch counterpart

Associations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Canadian Bar Association

Awards & Honours

  • Law Society of Ontario's Treasurer's Medal and the Ronald O. Daly Scholarship for obtaining the highest overall standing in the 43rd Bar Admissions Course
  • Samuel Lerner, Q.C. Prize in General Advocacy for attaining the highest combined grades in Civil Litigation, Public Law and Family Law
  • Aird & Berlis Prize for Academic Excellence
  • McRuer Prize in Administrative Law
  • James Jefferson Prize in Health Law