Jordan Press and Jessica Barrett report:
A decade ago, Jennifer Stoddart became Canada’s sixth privacy commissioner at a time when Internet giants and social media websites were on the rise.
She leaves her post Dec. 2, after 10 years of taking on the world’s biggest online companies, such as Google and Facebook, for what she saw as violations of Canada’s privacy laws.
She has been an outspoken critic of how the federal government handles and protects personal, sensitive information on millions of Canadians, and the need for modernization of Canada’s privacy laws: the Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
Read an interview with her on Vancouver Sun.