News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – Government House has announced the reappointment of Mr Alexander White as the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda.  Mr White has been reappointed for a further term of five (5) years.  

This reappointment follows an open and competitive recruitment process and a recommendation received from the advisory panel established to interview the candidates.

The Governor, Ms Rena Lalgie, said: “The role of the Privacy Commissioner is vital to good governance and ensuring that Bermuda meets international privacy requirements.  Since his appointment in 2020, Mr White has established the office of the Privacy Commissioner and built the foundations for a successful data protection environment in Bermuda.  With his reappointment, Mr White will continue to monitor how the Act is administered and will continue to develop public awareness of the rights of individuals and the obligations of organisations under the Personal Information Protection Act.”

The appointment of the Privacy Commissioner is made by the Governor under section 26 (2) of the Personal Information and Protection Act 2016. Mr White is an attorney licensed in Illinois and the District of Columbia and served as a founding member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board.  He founded the IAPP State, Local and Municipal Government Affinity Group, and served on the US Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.