PM selects chief legal officer at House of Commons to be next privacy commissioner
Key Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated accomplished law firm Philippe Dufresne to be the next federal privacy commissioner.
Dufresne is the main lawful officer of the Residence of Commons and has earlier labored as senior general counsel of the Canadian Human Legal rights Commission.
The privacy commissioner investigates issues and publicly reviews on how general public- and private-sector companies take care of private details, touching on every little thing from details breaches to the use of facial-recognition technological know-how.
The commissioner is appointed for a 7-year interval following session with the leader of each individual recognized social gathering in the Property of Commons and group in the Senate, and following acceptance by resolution of both Residences of Parliament.
“Mr. Dufresne is a major lawful specialist and has a breadth of working experience on human rights, administrative, and constitutional law,” reported Trudeau in a assertion.
“I am confident that he would provide Canadians effectively in preserving and endorsing privateness rights as Privateness Commissioner.”
He would choose more than from Daniel Therrien, who has been commissioner considering the fact that 2014.