Good morning, both of you. I warmly welcome you and your officials to this committee.
I want to start with a bit of a broad question. One of the things you've both mentioned in your opening statements is about how important it is to modernize the act, but I also think there's an element of efficiency we should have when creating new policies, so I have just a general question, and maybe I can get your comments.
Do you see any value in having government departments consult at the outset of that policy-making process with the Privacy Commissioner regarding any policies that will affect the privacy of Canadians, as compared to at the end, when the Privacy Commissioner may be brought in to audit the policy? It's about working in concert from the outset to make sure there are no problems, that everything is smoothed over, and that there's an efficiency process, as opposed to the commissioner coming in at the end, once the policy has been drafted, and then having to audit that policy and make changes afterwards.