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Jessica Sheehan

Jessie Sheehan is an Associate in Baker McKenzie's Toronto Office and a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. With a Master of Information from the University of Toronto, Jessie has extensive expertise in information science and emerging technology policy. Before joining the Firm as an Associate, she worked as an information governance specialist providing clients with strategic consulting focused on information management, regulatory compliance, and data privacy and security.

On 25 March 2020, Ontario enacted significant amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). The changes create a more robust enforcement mechanisms and increased regulation of the use of electronic health records. Some amendments took effect immediately upon enactment, while others will come into force on a day to be proclaimed by the Lieutenant Governor.