On May 28, 2014, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper nominated Daniel Therrien as the next Privacy Commissioner of Canada. If approved, Therrien would take over from the interim Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier, who has been serving in this role after the previous Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart’s term ended in December 2013.
Therrien is currently Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the Public Safety, Defence and Immigration Portfolio at the Department of Justice. His nomination must be approved by the Senate and House of Commons of Canada.
The Canadian Privacy Commissioner is responsible for compliance with both the Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”).