December 16, 2014

David Loukidelis appointed Privacy Commissioner, Ad Hoc

David Loukidelis, Q.C., former Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, has been appointed Privacy Commissioner, Ad Hoc, for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC).

In this role, Mr. Loukidelis is mandated to independently investigate any complaints that may be lodged against the OPC under the Privacy Act.

The Privacy Act does not include an independent mechanism under which complaints under the Act against the OPC would be investigated. In light of this situation, the Office continues to maintain an independent mechanism for investigating its own actions with respect to the administration of the Act.

Mr. Loukidelis 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. His experience in privacy and freedom of information dates back more than 20 years.

Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, thanked the previous Privacy Commissioner, Ad Hoc, John H. Sims, Q.C., for his exemplary service over the course of his term, which began in 2011.

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