Ad Hoc Privacy Commissioner

On April 1, 2007, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) became subject to the Privacy Act.

In our 2007-2008 Annual Report on the Privacy Act and 2009-2010 Annual Report to Parliament on the Privacy Act, we outlined our views concerning the silence of the Federal Accountability Act with respect to an independent mechanism under which Privacy Act complaints against the OPC would be investigated.

We continue to remain of the view that it is important that the OPC has an independent mechanism for investigating its own actions with respect to the administration of the Act.

On December 16, 2014, Mr. David Loukidelis was appointed Privacy Commissioner, Ad Hoc. The Privacy Commissioner has delegated the majority of his powers, duties and functions as set out in sections 29 through 35 and section 42 of the Act to the Privacy Commissioner, Ad Hoc in order that he can investigate Privacy Act complaints lodged against the OPC.

Any complaints against the Office of the Privacy Commissioner must be sent directly to the Privacy Commissioner Ad Hoc at:

David Loukidelis QC
Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Ad Hoc
P.O. Box 55056
240 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1A1

Biography of David Loukidelis, Privacy Commissioner, Ad Hoc

David Loukidelis QC was British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner from 1999 to 2010 and was British Columbia’s Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister of Justice from 2010 to 2012. He was also Registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia from 2003 to 2010.

Mr. Loukidelis, whose experience in privacy and freedom of information dates back more than 20 years, has taught privacy and freedom information law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria and the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University.

Mr. Loukidelis has an MA in English Language and Literature (Medieval Studies) from the University of Edinburgh, an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), and a BCL from the University of Oxford. He clerked for a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada before becoming a lawyer in British Columbia in 1985. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in British Columbia in 2010 and became a member of the Bar of Alberta in 2012.

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