Peter Dillon

Peter Dillon
Siskinds LLP
Franchise, Cybersecurity

Partner with Siskinds LLP in London, Ont. and licensed in both Canada and the United States, Peter Dillon works extensively with start-ups and established national and international businesses. Mr. Dillon heads the firm’s technology, franchise and privacy law groups.

His practice includes working with businesses on cybersecurity matters, as well as the manufacture and distribution of goods and services via franchising, licensing, distribution and multilevel marketing law.

Mr. Dillon earned his law degree from Queen’s University and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1988, he is also licensed to practice in the United States. While he works extensively with start-up businesses, he also represents several multi-nationals.

Mr. Dillon served as the sole Canadian member of the Franchise Advisory Board of the North American Securities Administrators Association, and as Canadian governmental expert to the International Organization for the Unification of Private International Law (UNIDRIOT) in Rome in connection with the development by UNIDRIOT of a model international franchise law.

Peter Dillon Posts

Google’s landmark win could set precedent for Canada

A landmark case from the European Union’s top court could spur Canada to create its own “right to be forgotten” laws, says London, Ont. cybersecurity lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Data breach highlights how easily it can happen

Data breaches happen a lot more often than people probably realize, says London, Ont. cybersecurity lawyer Peter Dillon, who helps companies deal with the fallout after their systems have been hacked. Read more

Canadian case provides valuable lessons for crypto users

While cryptocurrency exchanges may not be the Wild West they once were, consumers are still advised to venture carefully into online currency territory, says London, Ont. cybersecurity lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Vehicle ‘black boxes’ need tighter rules: Dillon

While you have the right to remain silent, your vehicle’s so-called black box could give up valuable evidence to determine if you were at fault in a collision, says London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Coffee giant, franchisee group close to settling two class action lawsuits

A Canadian coffee giant and an association representing some of its frustrated franchisees are close to reaching a settlement in two class-action lawsuits the group filed against the coffee chain. Read more

Don’t just throw old electronics in the trash: Dillon

If Santa left some of the latest electronic gadgets under your tree, think twice about how you dispose of your old ones, says London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

If it looks like a franchise, it’s a franchise

By Peter Dillon for In another decision in the line of “accidental franchisor” cases, Justice Mary E. Vallee, of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, granted summary judgment on the basis of non-disclosure to plaintiffs who purchased the rights to operate an alcohol delivery service under an established trademark. Read more

E-signatures legally equivalent to handwritten ones

By Peter Dillon for . As technology becomes more entrenched in the legal world, there’s been a shift in Ontario towards using electronic signatures (e-signatures). Read more

Cities could add another layer to data protection

Protecting citizens' private online information is so important that municipalities are even stepping up to provide another layer of protection to consumers, says London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Tech firms must follow Canadian anti-spam laws

Tech firms should review their business practices with a lawyer to ensure they're following Canadian laws after two companies were recently fined a total of $250,000 for the installation of malicious software through online ads, says London, Ont., privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Siskinds files proposed class action against Facebook

A class-action lawsuit filed by Siskinds LLP against Facebook continues to collect plaintiffs who may have had their data scraped by Cambridge Analytica through an app on the popular social media platform, says London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Siskinds files proposed class actions against banks

Siskinds LLP has filed proposed class-action lawsuits against the two Canadian banks involved in recent cyber-security breaches, says London, Ont., privacy lawyer Peter Dillon . Read more

Dillon to speak at LEDC technology series

London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon will discuss cybersecurity at a technology series hosted by the London Economic Development Corporation on June 14. Read more

Dillon to speak at upcoming LSO event

London, Ont. franchise lawyer Peter Dillon will give an update on franchise law at The Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2018, which takes place in Toronto on June 4. Read more

Canadian companies may soon be impacted by the GDPR

The European Union’s new rules for data protection will change the way Canadian companies do business there, says privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more