Mary Jane Dykeman is a managing partner at INQ Law. In addition to data law, she is a long-standing health lawyer.
Her data practice focuses on privacy, artificial intelligence (AI), cyber preparedness and response, and data governance. She regularly advises on use and disclosure of identifiable and de-identified data. Mary Jane applies a strategic, risk and innovation lens to data and emerging technologies. She helps clients identify the data they hold, understand how to use it within the law, and how to innovate responsibly. In her health law practice, Mary Jane focuses on clinical and enterprise risk, privacy and information management, consent, capacity and substitute decision-making, as well as clinical matters. She has acted as in-house counsel to two Toronto teaching hospitals and was instrumental in the development of Ontario’s health privacy legislation.
Mary Jane regularly consults on large data initiatives and use of data for health research and quality purposes. Her consulting work extends to modernizing privacy legislation and digital societies, and she works with Boards, CEOs and CIOs on the emerging risks and trends in data. Mary Jane also speaks on AI, cyber risk and how to better engage and build trust with clients and customers whose data is at play. She is a frequent speaker and writer on health law and data law.
She is part of Osgoode Professional Development’s faculty on each of privacy and mental health offerings, chairs the Alzheimer Society of Toronto board, and is Deputy Chair, Canadian Blood Services Research Ethics Board.