Canada has named a former House of Commons clerk as the new interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Robert Marleau succeeds George Radwanski, who now faces accusations that he gave a financial officer a buyout to silence his concerns over financial practices in the office. see: Coverage here also see: and […]
George Radwanski, Canada’s Privacy Commissioner has resigned. Radwanski had been under extreme pressure to resign from his position following revelations of significant travel expenditures and possible deception of a parliamentary committee. see: Coverage here also see: and here.
The heat on Canadian Privacy Commissioner continues to escalate as reports now indicate that together with an executive assistant he spent $500,000 on travel and hospitality over the past two years. The figures apparently includes tens of thousands of dollars on lunches where the Commissioner both submitted and approved the […]
A Canadian Parliamentary Committee conducting hearings into Canada’s Privacy Commissioner has said that it believes he deliberately misled them and that they have lost confidence in him. An interim report ask for the Auditor General to conduct comprehensive audit of the Privacy Commissioner’s office and the final report may call […]
The Privacy Commissioner has issued his second report on the substantial similarity of provincial legislation to the federal law. Not surprisingly, the Commissioner stated that he did not believe privacy bills in British Columbia and Alberta met the similarity test. see: Report also see: Coverage here.