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Denham: Post Provides Unique Challenges

PRIVACY—CANADA

May 10, 2010

Newly appointed BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has cited the unique nature of the job in her decision to leave her post in the federal privacy commissioner's office. "The lobbyist registry is a unique challenge because there is no other information and privacy commissioner across the country that has the responsibility for the lobbyist registry," she said in a Times Colonist interview. "The freedom of information work is also very interesting to me." Denham, who is expected to start her six-year term in July, said such issues as balancing the province's privacy law with emerging technologies are similar to those facing other provincial and federal governments. "Data is borderless now," she said. "These are live issues everywhere."
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