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Work Starts on New Standards for Non-fungible Tokens and Cybersecurity

The CIO Strategy Council is moving ahead with the creation of new national standards in two areas of growing importance to the digital economy. The proposed standards will specify minimum requirements around the design and operation of non-fungible tokens and create a national occupational standard for cybersecurity professionals. The work fills gaps in existing regulatory …

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Coversations with Tech Leaders webcast: Catch execs from ATCO, Enbridge, Mastercard Foundation and more this fall

The fall line-up for our webcast series “Conversations with Tech Leaders Shaping the Future of Canada” is out, and it’s packed with some of the most influential tech executives in the country. Each episode of the webcast, which is brought to you by Deloitte and the CIO Strategy Council, features an in-depth discussion with a …

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Weigh in on National Standards for a Health Data and Information Capability Framework

The CIO Strategy Council invites stakeholders to provide input on a new national standard for a health data and information capability framework. The standard will provide guidance to health information organizations on the collection, use, storage, protection, and distribution of data. The draft is available for public review until October 29. The standard helps health …

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Leading Canadian organizations commit to cut rising emissions from digital technologies

OTTAWA, Aug. 17, 2021 – Leading Canadian organizations have committed to help curb the environmental impact from surging internet and technology usage, which already creates more greenhouse gases than the aviation industry and is on track to make up 8 percent of emissions by 2025.1 For the first time, public and private-sector organizations in Canada …

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Sign Up for an Online Information Session on a New Technical Specification for Digital Credentials

With a growing need for reliable methods to confirm digital identities and documents, work is starting on a technical specification that will underpin the use of digital credentials in Canada. We need your input. The CIO Strategy Council, the Standards Council of Canada, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada are inviting all stakeholders to …

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National Technical Specification for Digital Credentials to Provide Greater Privacy and Security for Canadians

With a growing need for reliable methods to confirm digital identities and documents as the economy pivots online, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has engaged the CIO Strategy Council to develop a technical specification that will bring widespread use of digital credentials a step closer. Digital credentials are electronic representations of the physical certificates …

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NuEnergy.ai and CIO Strategy Council Partner to Deliver AI Governance Education

The CIO Strategy Council and NuEnergy.ai are pleased to announce they have partnered on a program to support Canadian enterprises with artificial intelligence (AI) governance. An interactive faculty-driven curriculum will be delivered to four company cohorts, focusing on the best practices and standards that businesses need to consider as they bring new products to market. …

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Canada must be a rule maker – not a rule taker – on digital technologies

This opinion article by Keith Jansa, CIOSC executive director, and Michel Girard, senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, first appeared in the Globe and Mail.  According to recent media reports, Facebook exploits data to allow advertisers to target inappropriate content at children that may damage their health. Last month, Apple unveiled a feature that allows iPhone …

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