Daniel Therrien

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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.

 

Contributions by Daniel Therrien

  • Opening General Session
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018
  • The World Beyond: Global Privacy Priorities Outside the GDPR
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • International Privacy Oversight Perspectives on the Reputation Debate
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • Canadian Privacy: Past, Present and Future
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2017
  • Opening General Session
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2017
  • Whose Eye is on The Five Eyes? An Intro to International Intel Oversight Bodies
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • Commissioners’ Game Show
    Speaker at Canada Privacy Symposium 2016
  • Opening General Session
    Speaker at Canada Privacy Symposium 2016
  • A Conversation: Public Sector Privacy Issues with Canada's Privacy Commissioners
    Speaker at Canada Privacy Symposium 2016
  • Approaches to Consultative Regulation
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2016
  • A Conversation on Public-sector Privacy Issues with Canada?s Privacy Commissioners
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2015
  • Daniel Therrien (Keynote Address)
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2015
  • PIPEDA Sneak Peek
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2015
  • Privacy Enforcement: A Global Affair
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2015