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New Canadian Assistant Privacy Commission Appointed

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On November 1, 2007, Elizabeth Denham (pictured) was appointed to the position of Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on the recommendation of Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddard.

Ms. Denham was most recently Director of Research, Analysis and Stakeholder Relations with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. She had been responsible for the enforcement of Alberta’s new Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Denham ran her own privacy policy consulting business, with clients in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ottawa. Working with the Calgary Health Region from 1997-2001, she held the positions of Information and Privacy Coordinator and Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs.

Previously, she headed the Archives of the City of Calgary and the City of Richmond, B.C. Ms. Denham holds a Masters of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.