John Cassell

Partner, Canadian Co-Head of Information Governance, Privacy and Cybersecurity
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

John Cassell

John Cassell



John Cassell is co-head of the national information governance, privacy and cybersecurity team. John assists clients with all manner of privacy and cybersecurity law issues including: responding to complex local and international cybersecurity incidents, advising on risk management strategies, assisting clients with access to information requests, complying with Canada's anti-spam legislation and proceedings before the offices of the Alberta and federal privacy commissioners.

John also maintains a general commercial civil litigation practice with a particular focus on insolvency and restructuring matters.


Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Calgary, 2010
B.A., University of Calgary, 2005
  • Alberta 2011
  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Privacy and Data Protection, Chambers and Partners, 2023-2024
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2022: recommended in Data Protection & Privacy
  • Workshop: Interactive Business Interruption Scenario, NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit, Toronto, February 19-21, 2020.
  • "Recent Developments in Data Privacy Regulation and Risk Mitigation and Compliance Strategies," Canadian Technology Law Association (Can-Tech) 2019 Annual Conference, Toronto, October 28-29, 2019.
  • "Privacy Law Considerations in Commercial Transactions," Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Business Law Section, Calgary, October 17, 2019.
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta