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Clayton To Be Assistant Commissioner

PRIVACY

June 18, 2010

Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Frank Work has appointed current director of PIPA, Jill Clayton, to be assistant commissioner. According to an OIPC release, Clayton will now be responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of recent changes to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)--in particular mandatory breach notification requirements--in addition to her regular duties. "As the first jurisdiction in Canada to embark on this kind of mandatory notification, we will be setting precedent, and Jill will play a significant role in establishing a breach notification model for Alberta and liaising with other jurisdictions when mandatory reporting is introduced in those jurisdictions," said Commissioner Work.
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