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Commissioner's Future Unknown

PRIVACY

September 10, 2010

The Edmonton Journal reports on the impending end of Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart's seven-year term, which will come to a close in November. Stoddart has received praise from privacy watchdogs and consumer advocates for defending the privacy rights of Canadians, the report states. The federal cabinet appoints the position. A spokeswoman for Stoddart said she's ready to serve if asked, but would "respect any decision the government makes on this front." One privacy expert says the government would be wise to reappoint Stoddart, as "she has shown both national and international leadership in this area. She is respected by her fellow commissioners internationally and she's navigated some difficult issues very well."
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