At a reception in Baltimore, Maryland last night, Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart received the 2010 IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award. The annual award recognizes the privacy professional who has best demonstrated outstanding leadership, knowledge and creativity in privacy and data protection. Stoddart was selected for her role in establishing Canada as a leading regulator on privacy issues. "Commissioner Stoddart has been instrumental in forging coordinated approaches to global data protection challenges," said IAPP President Nuala O'Connor Kelly, CIPP, CIPP/G, General Electric Company's chief privacy leader. "Her strong leadership has elevated the privacy profession, not just in Canada, but globally; this award is richly deserved." Stoddart has served as Canada's federal privacy commissioner since 2003.
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