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3 Key Steps for Improving Data Protection

The recently reported data breach that affected 240,000 Department of Homeland Security employees is a harsh reminder that the people inside an organization are the greatest threat to data security. While hackers, ransomware and other misdeeds make headlines, it is

Have Your Say on Open Government Standards

The Government of Canada’s Open Government Division is developing a set of principles to guide digital development in the Government of Canada. The principles will shape how the Government approaches managing information, technology, and providing services. The Government is looking

Congress 2018 Speaker Deadline is Approaching

The deadline is fast approaching for submitting a speaker proposal for the 2018 National Privacy & Data Governance Congress.

PACC is a 2018 #PrivacyAware Champion

PACC is proud to be a 2018 #PrivacyAware Champion and will celebrate International Data Privacy Day on January 28 in partnership with and many other Data Privacy Day Champions. We encourage the privacy, access, and data protection community to use the

PACC Celebrates International Right to Know Day with a call to Government to Provide Meaningful Access to Information Reform

In celebration of International Right to Know Day, September 28th, the Privacy and Access Council of Canada (, the leading national association of access and privacy professionals in Canada, joined a global coalition of civil society organizations and concerned citizens

Open Letter Calls on the Federal Government to Revise Bill C-59 to Safeguard Privacy and Provide Genuine Accountability

The Privacy and Access Council of Canada ( joined 40 organizations and individual experts from across Canadian civil society in issuing a joint letter to the Hon. Minister Ralph Goodale, the Hon. Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, and the Hon. Minister Ahmed

NAFTA Renegotiation will affect information privacy, access to information, and data protection compliance in Canada

At the instigation of the US government, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is about to be renegotiated. NAFTA came into force in 1994 — before computers, smart phones, social media, and advanced analytics were in common usage —

2017 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and The University of Utah invite you to participate in the 2017 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education on October 10-11, at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. This two-day

PACC supports petition E-1090 (Access to Information)

The Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) has pledged its support and signed petition e-1090, a petition before the House of Commons that “[calls] upon the Government of Canada to immediately begin the process of turning over all historical

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PACC Calls on Government to Take a More Active Leadership Role in the Open Government Partnership

The Privacy and Access Council of Canada has joined more than 20 other organizations and individuals in calling on the Government of Canada to seize the rare opportunity now available to take a leadership in the Open Government Partnership (OGP).