David Canton


David Canton is a business lawyer and trademark agent with a practice at Harrison Pensa focusing on technology issues and technology companies. 

David advises on information technology and e-business matters such as software licenses, outsourcing agreements, consulting agreements, intellectual property, technology transfer, privacy, social media law, anti-spam law, internet, web site and e-business issues - both for those creating and for those using technology. David also leads the Technology and Privacy Law Group.

David is the co-author of Legal Landmines in e-Commerce, McGraw-Hill, 2002, blogs at hptechlaw.com and is a regular contributor to the Slaw.ca blog.

David was included in The Lawyer’s Weekly list of 24 of “Canada’s top legal social media influencers" and has been included in the Who's Who Legal Top IT Lawyers (2014) and the Who’s Who Top Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Lawyers (2016, 2017).

Bachelor of Laws, Computer Science Major, University of Western Ontario


  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada™ for Technology Law and Privacy and Data Security Law since 2020, and for Technology Law since 2019
  • Lexpert-ranked lawyer recognized as a leading lawyer in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Data Protection & Privacy

Harrison Pensa Lexpert-ranked lawyers for 2022

Assistant: Marina Martins


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