Canada Dashboard DigestDaily Dashboard

BC Names Interim Privacy Chief

PRIVACY—CANADA

January 26, 2010

Six days after former Information and Privacy Commissioner David Loukidelis resigned to accept another post within the British Columbian government, the province has named an interim commissioner, the Globe and Mail reports. Paul Fraser, former conflict of interest commissioner, will assume the privacy commissioner role until a permanent replacement is appointed when the legislature reconvenes in the spring. The six-day delay in replacing Loukidelis had prompted some to suggest that the government does not take privacy seriously enough, but BC House Speaker Bill Barisoff said the delay was not excessive in order to accommodate the right choice of replacement.
Full Story