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On June 10, 2022, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth published a white paper entitled “Local Law Assessments and Online Services – Refining the Approach to Beneficial and Privacy-Protective Cross-Border Data Flows A: Case Study from British Columbia.” The paper discusses recent developments in British Columbia that demonstrated a recognition by law- and policy-makers of the importance of cross-border data flows to an efficient and effective public sector.

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On April 27, 2016, the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee (the “Committee”) confirmed Elizabeth Denham’s appointment as Information Commissioner. Denham, currently the Privacy and Information Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada, was announced as the UK Government’s preferred choice on March 22, 2016.

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On December 2-4, 2014, Asia Pacific Privacy Authority (“APPA”) members and invited observers and guest speakers from government, the private sector, academia and civil society met in Vancouver, Canada, to discuss privacy laws and policy issues. At the end of the open session (or “broader session”) on day two, APPA issued its customary communiqué (“Communiqué”) containing the highlights of the discussions during both the closed session on day one and the open session on day two. A side event on Big Data will be held on the morning of day three (December 4).

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On May 4, 2012, Marty Abrams, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP (“the Centre”), interviewed British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham during the Centre’s First Friday call. Commissioner Denham discussed the April 2012 release of “Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program,” new guidance issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Alberta and British Columbia. The guidance addresses the Commissioners’ expectations for accountable privacy programs as required by Canadian law. Commissioner Denham described the guidance as “a tool to help organizations comply with the law,” providing “a roadmap to sound data governance,” with clear, practical terms for organizations to achieve accountability.

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On January 19, 2010, Information and Privacy Commissioner David Loukidelis resigned to accept the post of Deputy Attorney General of British Columbia.  Mr. Paul Fraser, the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, has been named interim Commissioner.  The appointment of a permanent successor is expected in the spring when the British Columbia legislature reconvenes.  
View the Commissioner Loukidelis' letter of resignation


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