The Privacy & Access Council of Canada fosters the highest standards in professional conduct across the access-to-information, protection of privacy, and data protection industry.
The PACC Statement of Ethical Principles and Professional Conduct serves as the governing code for the profession, and outlines the key tenets that PACC members voluntarily commit to abide by as they strive, every day:
- to conduct themselves and their business activities with integrity and impartiality
- to be open, honest, and worthy of trust
- to provide high quality and reliable service, guidance, and advice
- to serve as trusted, unbiased, and objective advisors
- to exercise sound judgment
- to avoid circumstances that create real or apparent conflicts of interest
Taken together with the Core Competency and Professional Standards and the Common Body of Knowledge for Information Privacy and Access to Information, the Statement of Ethical Principles and Professional Conduct provides a comprehensive description of the generally accepted levels of knowledge, skills, ethical standards and conduct that define the profession. They also provide the public, PACC members, their employers and clients with a standard against which PACC members’ conduct may be assessed and addressed.