The Privacy and Access Council of Canada is an independent, member-based, non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental professional association.
PACC’s overarching objective is to help privacy, access, and data protection practitioners to succeed in their chosen profession.
- PACC advances awareness of Privacy, Access to Information, Data Protection, and Information Governance
- PACC promotes ethical and sound practices, policies, and legislation
- PACC provides relevant training and professional development
- PACC gives voice to issues that affect the profession and its members
- PACC gives members opportunities to gain professional visibility and excel
- PACC helps privacy, access, and data protection professionals succeed
• Independent • Non-profit • Non-partisan • Non-government •
PACC is the voice for privacy and access and is uniquely positioned to effect change to strengthen the profession and uphold the highest standards of practice.
- PACC has presented to various government committees on proposed legislative and public policy changes at the federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal levels
- PACC members adhere to a Code of Conduct and believe that good privacy, access and governance practices contribute to an organization’s ability to create value, be accountable, and meet legislated compliance requirements
- PACC acts as an advisory body to professional and industry associations, government agencies, educational institutions, and other stakeholder groups
- PACC provides updates on legislative and regulatory requirements, enforcement and outcomes and is a reliable source for media
- PACC advocates on behalf of its members and offers a range of opportunities for members to have a voice about access and privacy, but neither represents nor advocates on behalf of individuals.
PACC is the certifying body representing leadership and excellence in information privacy, access to information, and data governance.
- PACC Professional Certification is relevant to privacy and access; is applicable to the private, public, and non-profit sectors throughout the country; and is not an exam-based program.
- PACC offers an established and credible certification program based upon defined national standards of competence, professionalism, and proficiency
- PACC certification relies on an unbiased qualification process founded upon three pillars of demonstrable skill + experience + education relevant to the many interrelated aspects of data protection.
PACC members across the public, private, and non-profit sectors represent a cross-section of the many disciplines involved in data protection including privacy, access, compliance, law, government, security, ethics, academia, and public policy.
- PACC members deal with privacy and access laws and regulations across jurisdictions and borders
- PACC members represent organizations in governments at all levels; public bodies; Crown corporations; industrial, insurance, and financial companies; small, medium and large enterprises; consulting firms; trade and professional associations; law enforcement agencies; educational and healthcare institutions; as well as legal and accounting firms and educational institutions.