It seems that there was a fair amount of buzz this week emanating from what I wrote about last week: the ETHI committee’s report on modernizing PIPEDA. Have you had a chance to digest it yet?
In other news this week, a special shout-out goes to the new Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia. The nod has been given to what seems to me to be the natural choice: Michael McEvoy. Commissioner McEvoy was previously the Deputy Commissioner who worked with Elizabeth Denham before she took off for the top job in the U.K. What seems strange to me in all of this is why it took so long for the Legislature to get to the appointment. They had a great guy waiting all along.
And, with Commissioner McEvoy taking over the helm, that means that we must (once again) see Drew McArthur “retire.” For a guy who had to carry the interim label around for so many years, he sure did a great job leading that office through some pretty significant and important files. In true Drew style, he got right in there regardless of the temporary nature of the post, which is commendable. I know I’ll miss him if only because he played along so nicely during my Commissioner Gameshow shenanigans at the Symposium.
Speaking of the Gameshow, I should mention that registration for the Symposium is open. The "early bird" pricing ends shortly so if you want to save a few bucks, get yourself registered. And, in case you needed another reason to register early, the conference is likely going to sell out again this year. Please don’t be that person who writes me an email once it’s too late, asking me to pull strings to get you in. Truth is that there are no such strings to pull. Once we sell out, that’s it. So please do take a moment to make your plans for the greatest Canadian privacy conference there is.
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