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Canadian Security: Ontario’s new privacy commissioner takes on COVID-19 challenges

Patricia Kosseim began her 5-year term as Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner in July

August 4, 2020  by Canadian Security

Patricia Kosseim began her 5-year term as Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner in July. PHOTO: IPC

In many ways, the abilities of security professionals are being tested in remarkable ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s resource allocation, emergency response, safety protocols or other measures, they have been required to look at them through a new lens.

It’s in this challenging environment that Patricia Kosseim recently began her role as Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC), taking over from Brian Beamish, who departed after his five-year term.

“In this time of global turmoil and change, upholding privacy and access rights is more important than ever,” states Kosseim in her welcome message, published on the IPC office’s blog on July 2, her first official day.

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