Saturday, May 08, 2010

Elizabeth Denham appointed BC Commissioner

Elizabeth Denham has just been appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, replacing David Loukidelis who has assumed the role of Deputy Attorney General for BC.

Currently the Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada, responsible for the administration of PIPEDA, Liz has previously worked in the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta's office. She is well regarded among privacy professionals in Canada and has been very vocal recently, particularly in high-profile investigations of Facebook.

The Vancouver Sun has more info here: New privacy watchdog has clashed with Facebook.

Her official bio from the OPCC is here: Biography of Elizabeth Denham - Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

This is a significant change in the federal office, as Jennifer Stoddart is scheduled to end her term this fall.

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