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Prime Minister Stephen Harper's nominee for Privacy Commissioner of Canada

June 6, 2014

Daniel Therrien, is officially Canada's new Privacy Commissioner.  Yesterday, a majority of the House of Commons approved Stephen Harper's nominee.  The seven year appointment of Daniel Therrien as the Privacy Commissioner of Canada was endorsed by the Senate earlier this week, and therefore took effect immediately upon approval by the House of Commons. 


Therrien replaces Chantal Bernier, who held the role of  Interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada since December, 2013 and who served as the Assistant-Commissioner for five years prior to that.  Bernier is no longer with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.


Annual Conference: Please also note that our 2014 Annual Privacy Conference will be held on Wednesday, June 25th at our Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Offices in Toronto. Space is limited so Register Now!


As always, we will be offering this full-day conference for only $495 per person.  CPO Package subscribers can attend for free.


We hope you can join us for this unparalleled opportunity to interact with privacy regulators, leading Chief Privacy Officers, and privacy experts.


Win!  We have a great day planned for our conference and we will also be announcing the winner of our Best Privacy Tip Contest* (but you don't have to attend to win!).  The prize is a tablet device of your choice.**  We are accepting privacy tip entries right up until June 25th.  You may enter as many times as you like by simply submitting your best privacy tips at www.AccessPrivacy.com/PrivacyTip.  


Conference topics include:  

  • Global privacy developments that will impact your organization;  
  • Compliance challenges and risk mitigation strategies for Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL);
  • Global cyber-security developments;
  • Understanding the data flows in the online advertising eco-system;
  • Exploring privacy class actions;
  • The growing necessity for cyber-insurance;
  • Data considerations in the payment ecosystem;
  • Our annual Canadian privacy year in review; and, of course,
  • Our popular Canadian privacy regulatory authority panel.  

More agenda details will be coming soon. 



** One (1) tablet device of the winner's choice, up to a total value of CAD$750, available to be won. Contest starts May 7, 2014 and ends June 25, 2014 at noon EDT. Contest open to legal residents of Canada or one of the 50 United States at least the age of majority in their province/territory/state of residence. Odds of being selected to win depend upon results of judging for each entry. Math skill-testing question required. For Official Contest Rules and to enter, visit accessprivacy.com/PrivacyTip on or after May 7, 2014.

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