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Committee Selects New Commissioner

PRIVACY LAW

December 2, 2011

The Edmonton Journal reports that a government search committee has recommended former assistant commissioner Jill Clayton as the next Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta. Clayton has been part of a team that ensures entities are in compliance with Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). She also worked as the director of PIPA between 2008 and 2011. Clayton will be replacing Frank Work, who has served as the commissioner since the office was enacted in 1995. The committee is slated to present the recommendation to the legislature next week. If approved, Clayton's term would begin February 1.
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