Monday, April 22, 2013

Nunavut privacy commissioner to receive expanded powers to investigate privacy complaints

Following the passage of Bill 38, An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Information and Privacy Commissioner will be given new powers investigate privacy breaches when the bill is proclaimed into force this spring.

You should not be faulted for wondering why this was not a power given to the Commissioner in the first place, but it's not unique. Nova Scotia's Review Officer appointed under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was only recently given such powers.

For more details, see: NunatsiaqOnline 2013-04-19: NEWS: Nunavut information and privacy czar to get more powers.

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