Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced the reappointment of Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart for a three-year term, effective immediately. The reappointment was recently approved by parliament, according to an announcement from the Office of the Prime Minister. When he nominated Stoddart for an additional term in November, Harper described her as bringing "considerable expertise in privacy protection issues and a deep understanding of the importance of open and transparent government." Stoddart will continue in the post she has held since December 2003, overseeing compliance with the Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
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