Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy
Shibley Righton LLP
Corporate, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Privacy

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.

Peter Murphy In The News
Privacy compliance for private sector cannabis retailers part 2

In the final instalment of a two-part series on privacy compliance for private-sector cannabis retail,   Toronto business lawyer Peter Murphy   looks at  the privacy commissioner’s guidelines on the subject . Read more

Privacy compliance for private sector cannabis retailers part 1

In the first instalment of a two-part series on privacy compliance for cannabis retail stores,   Toronto business lawyer Peter Murphy   looks at the role privacy will play in the market. Read more

GDPR may require changes to Canadian data contracts

Canadian businesses may need to account for the European Union’s wide-reaching General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) in their processing contracts, Toronto business lawyer  Peter Murphy tells .  Read more

Ensure estate trustees know what they’re getting into: Murphy

The responsibilities of an estate trustee, who administers the personal and financial affairs of a deceased person, can be greater than expected, says Toronto estates lawyer Peter Murphy . Read more

Ontario's cannabis retail gold rush part 2

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Toronto business lawyer Peter Murphy  discusses the unique issues facing landlords of cannabis stores. Read more

Ontario's cannabis retail gold rush part 1

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Toronto business lawyer Peter Murphy looks at the issues facing cannabis store retailers.  Read more

Incorporating 'public benefit' values brings rewards

Canada’s corporate law regime provides a welcoming environment for the growing number of businesses recasting themselves as public benefit corporations, says Toronto corporate lawyer  Peter Murphy .  Read more

Murphy to speak at upcoming business law conference

Toronto technology and business lawyer  Peter Murphy will discuss data privacy at CPDOnline’s 3rd Annual Conference on Business Law & Legal Issues Facing Finance Professionals to be held in Toronto on June 11. Read more

Policy updates needed as mandatory breach notification nears

Canadian businesses need to revamp their privacy breach policies as mandatory reporting moves closer to reality, Toronto corporate lawyer  Peter Murphy tells .  Read more

Tax changes for private companies

The federal government's proposed changes to rules for the taxation of private corporations have changed since they came out last summer, Toronto corporate lawyer  Peter Murphy  tells . Read more

Estate planning saves money and aggravation

Toronto lawyer  Peter Murphy  knows first hand how easy it can be to avoid making a will. Read more

Canadians must prepare for new EU privacy rules

The European Union's new privacy regulations could have a big impact on Canadian businesses, Toronto corporate lawyer  Peter Murphy tells .  Read more

Not-for-profit rules will change under Bill 154

The Ontario government has proposed immediate changes to the rules for not-for-profit corporations, says Toronto corporate lawyer  Peter Murphy . Read more

Government suspends CASL private right of action, but fines can still be issued

By Peter Murphy . On June 7, the federal government announced that it is suspending the implementation of the private right of action under  Canada’s anti-spam legislation  (CASL). The move was in response to concerns raised by Canadian businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector. Read more

Promoting marijuana under the proposed Cannabis Act

By Peter Murphy . It's rare for an entirely new market to open for business in Canada. So it's no surprise the government's plan for legalizing recreational cannabis has created a rush of businesses positioning themselves to claim a piece of this new, lucrative market. Read more

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