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Manitoba Hires Privacy Adjudicator

PRIVACY—CANADA

January 3, 2011

The Manitoba government has appointed its first information and privacy adjudicator, CBC News reports. Based on input from citizens on how best to allow for information access while protecting privacy, the government appointed Ron Perozzo, Manitoba's acting conflict-of-interest commissioner, who will help resolve access and privacy complaints, the report states. Perozzo will be able to issue binding orders to the government, school divisions or regional health authorities that do not follow the ombudsman's recommendations.
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