Brian Beamish began his career at the IPC in 1999, as Director of Policy and Compliance. He was later appointed to Assistant Commissioner in 2005, where he directed the Tribunal Services Division, investigating privacy complaints and resolving access to information appeals.

In addition to overseeing Tribunal, Brian also served as an executive policy advisor, playing a key role in executing the mandate of the IPC and supporting several initiatives, such as bringing universities and hospitals under FIPPA and ushering in PHIPA.

Prior to joining the IPC, Brian held a number of positions within the Ontario Public Service, including the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Ministry of Correctional Services.

Brian is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a graduate of the University of Toronto Law School. In 2016, he received the Ontario Bar Association Karen Spector Memorial Award for Excellence in Privacy Law.

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