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Opinion: Stoddart Reappointment the Right Move

PRIVACY

December 3, 2010

In an editorial, the Ottawa Citizen offers support for the prime minister's decision to nominate Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart for reappointment. "Seven years ago, she took over an office in disarray," the editorial states, "and turned it into an internationally recognized storehouse of expertise...There's an urgency to every matter she takes on, because when an individual's privacy is under threat, a remedy delayed is a remedy denied." The editorial highlights Stoddart's work as commissioner, noting that she "is particularly suited for this age, when new kinds of cooperation between states, new global business models and new territories in cyberspace are forcing privacy advocates to keep one step ahead."
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