Federal Assistant Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has been appointed to a six-year term as British Columbia's new information and privacy commissioner. Denham has spearheaded high-profile investigations into social networking and other online services to improve privacy safeguards during her term as assistant privacy commissioner, the Times Colonist reports. "We had a good number of applications for the position, we interviewed six candidates and the committee unanimously felt that Ms. Denham had all of the qualities and experience we were looking for," said Stephanie Cadieux, chair of the five-member committee that unanimously recommended Denham for the post. Denham's start date at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has not yet been announced.
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