Jasmine Samra Counsel

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2006 - Ontario

Primary office:  Toronto

Jasmine Samra

Jasmine Samra is counsel in Gowling WLG's Toronto office.

Recognized as a certified information privacy professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Jasmine advises clients on a broad range of privacy and cyber security issues across a variety of industries.

She advises companies on privacy compliance and data protection issues, and helps organizations develop privacy compliance programs, privacy and social media policies. Jasmine provides privacy advice in connection with corporate transactions, outsourcing arrangements and transborder data flows.

Jasmine has extensive experience in requests under Canada's Access to Information Act and provincial freedom of information legislation, and assists clients in protecting confidential third-party business information under these laws. She also helps clients manage and respond to data breaches and other privacy-related incidents.

In addition, Jasmine supports clients with the requirements of Canada's anti-spam law, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's Do Not Call rules.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Jasmine served as senior counsel at one of Canada's largest financial institutions. In this role, she was responsible for providing legal advice with respect to a range of issues affecting the privacy, cyber security and social media for various lines of businesses.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2019

    • Career
      Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C) - International Association of Privacy Professional
  • 2017

    • Career
      Royal Bank of Canada, Senior Counsel Privacy and Social Media
  • 2011

    • Career
      Blaney McMurtry LLP
      Partner (2017)
      Associate (2011 - 2016)
  • 2006

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2005

    • Education
      University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Laws
  • 2002

    • Education
      McMaster University, Bachelor of Science, Biology (Hons.)
    • Community
      Yorktown Family Services, President, Board of Directors


  • International Association of Privacy Professional

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Quebec's New Privacy Law Bill 64 - An Ace to Modernize Legislative Provisions as Regards the Protection of Persona Information," 12th Annual In-House Counsel Summit, Law Society of Ontario, Feb. 17, 2022.