Daniel Therrien


Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Daniel Therrien was appointed Privacy Commissioner of Canada on June 5, 2014 after three decades serving Canadians as a lawyer with various federal departments where human rights issues were important.
Commissioner Therrien has said that the over-arching goal of his mandate is to increase the control Canadians have over their personal information.
Since his appointment, he has championed privacy rights in the public debate over national security and public safety, and led research and investigations into privacy issues that go to the heart of consumer trust and confidence.
Commissioner Therrien holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Licence en droit from the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1981.


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