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NAID-Canada Conference Signs Impressive Keynote

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NAID-Canada has just received some very good news. Ms. Heather Black, Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada has agreed to speak at the annual NAID-Canada Conference.

Ms. Black is a former member of the Department of Justice, where her practice was largely in commercial law. From 2001 to August 2003 she was General Counsel at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Effective August 18, 2003, Ms. Black was appointed Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada with primary responsibility for private sector privacy.

Ms. Black first began working with privacy issues as a member of the Information Law and Privacy Group at Justice from 1982 - 1986 where she participated in the drafting of guidelines for the implementation of the Privacy Act, provided legal advice on its interpretation, and litigation support on Privacy Act cases.

As counsel to Industry Canada she worked on the development of Part 1 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. She was involved in the policy development and was instructing counsel on the drafting of the Bill.

Ms. Black is also co-author of "The Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act: An annotated Guide" published by Irwin Law.