Sara is a lawyer in Vancouver. She practices privacy, freedom of information and health law, serving clients in the business, regulatory, non-profit, education and health sectors.
Her privacy work includes privacy compliance assessments, compliance program development and implementation, strategic advice during privacy breaches, drafting and negotiating information-sharing and information-protection agreements, and ongoing advice and support. Her freedom of information work includes acting for applicants and public bodies in making or responding to access to information requests, drafting and negotiating data linkage and information-sharing agreements, plans, policies and procedures, and related legal compliance issues.
In her health law practice, Sara works with research entities on data sharing and data protection agreements, ethical issues, and privacy compliance; and with professional associations on health policy issues, strategy, assisting with consultations and commenting on legislation, and policy development.
Sara is committed to public education around privacy and freedom of information issues. Her work in this area includes creating two public education websites about privacy rights in BC, co-authoring a leading reference work on privacy law and policy, and presentations to various groups interested in privacy rights and obligations in BC.
Sara serves on the Boards of several voluntary organizations and has spoken frequently at conferences and in the media on privacy issues.
Sara was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014.