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Message from the Commissioner

Having heard from numerous voices and

taking stock of their views, we are in the

process of finalizing the new privacy priorities,

and look forward to sharing these with

Parliament. As the prevalence and complexity

of privacy issues continues to grow, we believe

these priorities will help us hone our focus

to make the best use of resources and further

our ability to protect and promote Canadians’

privacy rights.


Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention

the 2014 passing of two of my predecessors:

Bruce Phillips and George Radwanski. They

filled this role, one after the other, from 1991

to 2003.

As Commissioner, Mr. Phillips urged the

federal government to adopt privacy legislation

that would apply to the private sector. His

efforts led to the adoption of PIPEDA.

It was Mr. Radwanski who presided over

PIPEDA’s coming into force and whose

early findings laid the groundwork for the

application of the law.

As I look back on the past achievements of our

Office and forward to new challenges, I can

say with confidence that we are positioning

ourselves to continue to effectively perform our

role in an ever-changing world.