Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics – June 3, 2014

In Committee from the House of Commons

Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics – June 3, 2014

Daniel Therrien is questioned about his nomination to be Canada’s next privacy commissioner. Opposition parties and privacy experts have raised concerns about the government’s nominee, arguing that the Justice Department lawyer lacks the qualifications and neutrality for the position.
The committee then turns its attention to its ongoing study on identity theft. Kevin Scott and James Dorey, the president and executive director respectively of the Canadian Identity Theft Support Centre, outlines some recommendations to combat the growing problem, including increased victim support from the government and private sector and the development of a national identity theft index.Tamir Israel, staff lawyer for the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, discusses the economic and social costs of the issue. (June 3, 2014)