Daniel Therrien applied for the job as Canada’s federal privacy commissioner as soon as he read the news: Jennifer Stoddart would soon retire. For many in the privacy community, the government’s subsequent approval of Therrien for the role earlier this month was confusing. Most hadn’t heard of him—and he certainly wasn’t known among the privacy circuit. In an exclusive interview, Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, spoke with Therrien about how he feels his career to this point, his upbringing, even his home in the country, all align perfectly with his new role as the chief protector of Canadians’ privacy. Meet the new commissioner in Carson’s story for The Privacy Advisor.
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