Privacy board created

Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has created the first Expert External Advisory board for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

  • Jan. 28, 2011 9:00 a.m.

Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has created the first Expert External Advisory board for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

The advisory board will provide support to the commissioner in her role under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection Act.

“The creation of this board is a tangible demonstration of the value I place on increasing the capacity of my office through collaboration with stakeholders,” Denham says.

The advisory board represents a variety of stakeholders: advocates, academics, business leaders and former commissioners. These individuals will assist Denham by identifying emerging technical and managerial issues affecting access and privacy, bringing forward information concerning the administration of both acts and identifying subject matters requiring further outreach or research.

The members of the board are: Dr. Colin Bennett, department of political science, University of Victoria; Heather Black, former assistant privacy commissioner for Canada; Drew McArthur, McArthur Group (former vice president, corporate affairs and compliance, Telus Communications; Dr. David Flaherty, former B.C. information and privacy commissioner; Dr. Ben Goold, faculty of law, University of British Columbia; and Dirk Ryneveld, QC, former B.C. police complaints commissioner.