What 21st century skills do privacy professionals need in our data economy? How can Canadian organizations navigate international, federal, and provincial/territorial privacy requirements?
The PACC Core Competency Standards, and the PACC Professional Certification Program — which was launched in 2009 and relies on rigorous and unbiased qualification criteria — were recently accepted by the CIO Strategy Council as the foundation for establishing the official Canadian standard of competency and proficiency of access, privacy, and data protection professionals across all sectors and industries, including public and private companies, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations.
The Standard specifies minimum requirements minimum requirements for qualification and proficiency of privacy and access control professionals, and defines a framework for individuals seeking to demonstrate their competencies and qualifications as privacy and access professionals.
The Standard, which will be readily adoptable by other countries, will position Canadian privacy, access, and data protection professionals to compete globally.
To join the CIO Strategy Council’s technical committee on privacy and access controls, and help shape the future of the privacy, access, and data protection profession, contact Matthew MacNeil, Director of Standards and Technology or PACC’s Director of Professional Certification.