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New Commissioner Looking Forward to Job Challenges

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

July 26, 2010

Australia's new Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim, who was appointed last week to a five-year term, said he looks forward to the challenges and opportunities his new role will provide. Noting an increase in privacy risks as technology has advanced, Pilgrim said he sees an important part of his job as informing individuals of how privacy-enhancing technologies can be used to protect them from harm, as well as working with companies to encourage the development of such technologies. Australian Information Commissioner Designate Prof. John McMillan said he's delighted with Pilgrim's appointment, adding Pilgrim "brings a wealth of experience in privacy, great respect in and outside government and a strong commitment to the role," noting his contributions in developing the privacy act.
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