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Meet the dedicated team behind INQ.



Tamara Adler

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Health Information Protection

Risk Management

Data Sharing

Freedom of Information

Access to Information

Tamara is an associate at INQ Law.

Her practice focuses on privacy, health information protection, risk management, data sharing, freedom of information and access to information.

Tamara has experience drafting data protection clauses for various clients in the health, commercial, and public sectors. She recognizes that information is central to business and technology and works to help clients understand the information in their possession, the applicable data protection laws, and how they can responsibly use the information they hold to achieve their goals.

Tamara provides advice on various privacy matters and regularly conducts privacy impact assessments. She was called to the bar in 2015 after clerking for the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories and spending her early career at a plaintiff-side medical malpractice firm specializing in advocating for clients with severe disabilities related to birth injuries. She has worked with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on the policy team responsible for Ontario’s health privacy legislation, the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004. Before joining INQ law, Tamara was a sole practitioner and consultant who focused on privacy and health law.

Tamara’s academic background, which includes a master’s of medical ethics, and law degree, together with her professional experience inform her practical approach to identifying and mitigating privacy risks.

Insights & Recognition

  • Moderator, Health Law & Privacy of Patients – "What You Need to Know in These Unprecedented Times" (November 2020)

  • Program Chair, OBA Health Law Institute 2019, “Privacy: From Guidelines to Best Practices” (February 2019)



  • Ontario Bar Association (Member)

  • Canadian Bar Association, Health law section (Member; Past Technology Liaison and CPD Liaison)

  • Law Society of Ontario (Member)

  • Nova Scotia  Barrister's Association (Member)


Community Involvement

  • Street Health Community Nursing (Board Member)

  • University of Toronto's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Ethics Board (Member 2018-21)

  • Trillium Health Partners Research Ethics Board (Member 2017-18)

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