On April 27, 2016, the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee confirmed Elizabeth Denham’s appointment as Information Commissioner. Denham, currently the Privacy and Information Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada, was announced as the UK Government’s preferred choice on March 22, 2016.
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On December 2-4, 2014, Asia Pacific Privacy Authority members and invited observers and guest speakers from government, the private sector, academia and civil society met in Vancouver, Canada, to discuss privacy laws and policy issues. This blog entry provides highlights from this meeting.
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In an interview with Marty Abrams of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership, British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham discussed “Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program” – new guidance issued in April 2012 to help organizations achieve accountability in compliance with Canadian law.
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On January 19, 2010, Information and Privacy Commissioner David Loukidelis resigned to accept the post of Deputy Attorney General of British Columbia.  Mr. Paul Fraser, the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, has been named interim Commissioner.  The appointment of a permanent successor is expected in the spring when the British Columbia legislature reconvenes.  
 
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