After being unanimously recommended, former Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada Elizabeth Denham (bio linked) has been appointed the new Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) for British Columbia. The Vancouver Sun reported in this past Saturday’s paper that Denham had been appointed following a vote in the legislature.
Denham replaces David Loukidelis who has assumed the role of Deputy Attorney General for BC. According to the Sun story her appointment comes with a six-year term, but that an exact start date has not yet been announced. David Fraser adds that Denham’s departure is another significant change in the federal office, with Jennifer Stoddart ending her term as Canada’s privacy commissioner this fall.
More details are likely to follow on the OPIC website in the coming days.