Become Ontario’s Next Privacy Commissioner

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario is currently accepting applications for the next Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

The Commissioner is a parliamentary officer who is expected to act independently to uphold and promote open government and the protection of personal privacy. When institutions refuse to grant requests for access or correction, the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (the IPCO) is responsible for resolving the resulting access to information appeals and complaints.

The Commissioner is appointed by the Legislature for a five year term. The deadline to apply to the position is Friday, January 31, 2020.

For more information, view the full posting here:

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Published by Justin Petrillo

I have created the FOI Assist™ software to help Ontario’s provincial and municipal government institutions of all sizes track and respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. For most of my career I have been a lawyer, advising clients on commercial, intellectual property and FOI/privacy issues. From 2013 to 2015, I managed the FOI program for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee while serving as Legal Counsel to the Games. Prior to becoming a lawyer, I obtained a computer science degree and worked as a software developer at several well-known technology companies.

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