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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Interim BC privacy commissioner appointed 

The BC Government has appointed an interim Information and Privacy Commissioner to fill the role until the legislature resumes in the spring:

Interim privacy commissioner appointed - The Globe and Mail

... Instead, Paul Fraser, B.C.'s Conflict of Interest Commissioner, is taking over as acting commissioner.

Mr. Barisoff said Ms. Carlson's letter didn't make it to him on Friday because it was sent after business hours. However he downplayed the delay, saying the government needed time to find the right candidate.

“You have to have someone who can do the job and you can't simply take someone out of nowhere,” he said. “I don't think it's that long to wait for someone to do a good job… The world wasn't coming to an end in three business days.”

He added that Mr. Fraser is a good choice for the interim position, since he is already an independent officer of the legislature. The permanent commissioner won't be selected until the legislature resumes its next sitting in the spring....

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