If you've haven't checked out the OPC's blog recently, you might have missed this:
“You are, without doubt, the worst pirate I’ve ever heard of,” sneers Commodore Norrington, the local military boss, in a scene from "Pirates of the Caribbean."
Our hero, Jack Sparrow, is miffed but for an instant.
“Ah!” he crows, “but you have heard of me!”
In our celebrity-soaked culture, reputation is everything. It may be good or — as in Captain Sparrow’s case — bad, but never indifferent. Invisibility, the lack of an online identity, is the new no-no of our times.
There’s more. Because the OPC has launched consultations about online reputation. Go here for the rest of it.
And speaking of reputations, is anyone's better these days than Commissioner Denham's? I think it’s really telling that the Brits have chosen her to lead the way in the U.K. Denham “came up through the ranks” with Frank Work and Jennifer Stoddart. We've seen Canadian privacy champions on the international stage, capturing the attention and respect of the international privacy community. So, while this week's news was pretty huge, it’s not that surprising that Denham has garnered the reputation that she has.
While I’m not sure you can say that she is the pirate of the privacy seas, I think we can all say that she has as much gravitas as any Jack Sparrow.
Way to go Liz. Way to go Canada!
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