Peter Murphy, a partner with the Toronto office of Shibley Righton LLP, focuses on business, technology, and intellectual property law.
He graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business with a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Business Administration in 1990 before earning his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto in 1993. Mr. Murphy was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.
He handles technology and commercial contracting, intellectual property licensing and anti-spam and marketing law.
Mr. Murphy assists with drafting and negotiating technology agreements, including outsourcing, licensing, hosting, e-commerce and support documents as well as contracts for industrial intellectual property related to chemical, electrical, mechanical, and nuclear technology.
He assists chartered banks, nuclear operators, universities, software companies, non-profits and health-care organizations with privacy and data protection law.
Mr. Murphy handles data breaches and privacy assessments, advises clients undergoing investigation by Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, helps them comply with privacy laws, access-to-information requests, Canada’s anti-spam legislation and other advertising, social media, and media law requirements, and drafts privacy-compliant contracts.
He is a public speaker and writer on technology law, privacy, energy, and anti-spam matters.
Mr. Murphy is a member of the Canadian IT Law Association, the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group, and the Ontario Bar Association’s Privacy Law Section.