Patricia Kosseim has been appointed as the next Privacy Commissioner of Ontario effective July 1, 2020. The current Privacy Commissioner, Brian Beamish, will be retiring after 21 years with the Office, including the last 6 years as Commissioner.
Ms. Kosseim currently serves as Counsel in the Privacy and Data Management Group of Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP and co-leads its AccessPrivacy knowledge platform. Prior to Osler, Ms. Kosseim spent over ten years as Senior General Counsel and Director General at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
Her appointment was unanimously recommended by an all-party panel of MPPs chaired by Speaker Ted Arnott and composed of the Hon. Paul Calandra (PC), Peggy Sattler (NDP), and Mike Schreiner (Green).
Warm congratulations to Patricia Kosseim, the next Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.
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Legislative Assembly of Ontario, “Ontario announces appointment of Information and Privacy Commissioner“, April 14, 2020
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, “Ontario Legislature Appoints Patricia Kosseim as Next Commissioner“, April 14, 2020
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Osler, “Patricia Kosseim appointed as the new Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario“, April 14, 2020
Osler, “Patricia Kosseim Profile”