The Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) and the CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC) today announced a new partnership to help advance privacy protections, access to information, and data governance research, standards and professional certification in Canada.
“Our rapidly shifting, global economy — one that is increasingly leveraging big data and artificial intelligence — skills and professionals with new and cutting-edge knowledge in privacy, access and data protection,” said Keith Jansa, Executive Director of the CIO Strategy Council. “We are looking forward to working with the PACC on new standards projects, research and professional certification for the competence, professionalism, and proficiency of privacy, access and data protection specialists.”
“Consumers are demanding greater control and security for their personal information held by companies and governments. Organizations across the private, public, and non-profit sectors are eager to have well-qualified privacy and access professionals who can help organizations meet their data protection obligations.” said Sharon Polsky MAPP, President of the Privacy and Access Council of Canada. “We are excited to be working with the CIO Strategy Council to enable consumers, businesses, and governments to have confidence that robust data protection standards are in place, and that data protection professionals possess the necessary skill, education, and experience.”
About the Privacy and Access Council of Canada
The Privacy and Access Council of Canada (www.pacc-ccap.ca) is the voice of privacy and access. PACC is an independent non‑partisan, non-profit, non-governmental association and the leading organization that is dedicated to access and privacy in the private, public and non-profit sectors. PACC is the certifying body for access and privacy professionals, and engages in outreach efforts to advance awareness about access, privacy, and data protection.
About CIO Strategy Council
The CIO Strategy Council provides a forum for Canada’s most forward-thinking chief information officers to focus on collectively transforming, shaping, and influencing the Canadian information and technology ecosystem. The Council has deployed a nationally accredited, agile, and consensus-based standards-setting process that matches the speed of innovation and advancement in information and communications technology (ICT). Learn more at ciostrategycouncil.com
For more information:
Sharon Polsky BIS MAPP
Privacy and Access Council of Canada
Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
CIO Strategy Council