New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham has named Fredericton lawyer Anne Bertrand as the province's first access to information and privacy commissioner, reports CBC News. Bertrand begins her new role September 1, when the office is officially created, but must be confirmed by the legislature after the September 27 election. As commissioner, Bertrand will be responsible for overseeing two new pieces of legislation governing access to information and health information privacy and will advocate for information and privacy issues, the report states. "I am confident that the breadth of her experience in the field of law, along with her work in the community and strong values of justice and integrity, will serve New Brunswickers well as she fulfils the commissioner's responsibilities," said Graham.
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