Therrien renominated as Privacy Commissioner
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated Daniel Therrien for reappointment as Privacy Commissioner of Canada for a one-year term. Therrien became Privacy Commissioner in 2014. Prior to that, he spent approximately 30 years as a lawyer in the federal government. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner governs the personal information handling practices of federal departments and agencies, as well as private sector businesses subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
“Over the past seven years, Mr. Therrien has been a champion for Canadians' privacy rights and has led efforts to protect and promote them,” said Trudeau. “I am confident that he would continue to serve Canadians well in delivering the mandate of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.”