Jen, Jenni, Jenny or Jennifer. There are roughly 30 people on Facebook who could be Jennifer Stoddart, Canada's privacy commissioner. But without a high-resolution mug shot, a few essential personal details and, above all, a birth date, one can really never know with certainty.
That's a fact the 64-year-old privacy commissioner knows well. Finding that sweet spot between guarding personal intel and giving it up freely is in keeping with the advocacy work she's been doing for the better part of a decade: with so much of our lives online, and business marketers and identity thieves lurking, be wary -- very wary -- of how your personal information is collected and doled out.
The commissioner, whose office is independent from federal government, is known for her feistiness having famously crossed swords with internet giants Google and Facebook over how personal information is handled.
Most recently, the commissioner publicized findings of her office's role in a global Internet privacy sweepRead More »from 5Q: Jennifer Stoddart, public defender of Canadian privacy