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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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Read the latest and share feedback on the development of a national standard for data residency

OTTAWA, April 14, 2021 – In December of 2020 the Standards Policy Committee at the CIO Strategy Council tasked the Council’s technical committee on data governance to commence its work on the development of “CAN/CIOSC 100-8: Data Governance – Part 8: Framework for Geo-Residency and Sovereignty”. The national standard aims to specify the minimum requirements for …

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CIO Strategy Council Publishes Specification and Launches Public Consultation for Responsible Contact Tracing in the Workplace Standard

OTTAWA, April 7, 2021 – The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to announce the publication of a Publicly Available Specification, CIOSC/PAS 100-6:2021, Data Governance – Part 6: Specification for the responsible collection and use of digital contact tracing and monitoring data in the workplace. The Specification responds to an urgent market need and represents the …

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Read the latest from CIO Strategy Council Executive Director, Keith Jansa, and Board Member of the Canadian RegTech Association, Paul Childerhose, on How national standards can help define the future of AI Featured In IT World Canada

“Institutions across the financial services sector have embraced the use of AI and machine learning to reduce costs and risk. Applications from automating client support interactions and assessing a client’s creditworthiness to detecting and preventing fraudulent credit card activities have boosted efficiency while also providing enhanced consumer protections.” To read more, please click here.

Weigh in on national standard for the trusted exchange of health information

OTTAWA, March 8, 2021 – The CIO Strategy Council invites stakeholders to provide input on minimum requirements for exchanging health information between systems, which form the basis of a new National Standard of Canada. The draft is available for public review until May 7, 2021. The standard provides the basis for implementing a user-centric, interoperable …

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Notice of Intent: Development of a Technical Specification for Agricultural Blockchain Interoperability to Improve Global Traceability

OTTAWA, March 1st, 2021 – Following the recent approval by the CIO Strategy Council’s Standards Policy Committee, this notice of intent is to inform stakeholders of the development of a Technical Specification (TS) for agriculture blockchain interoperability within the supply chain. The global demand for food is growing at an unprecedented rate, with an acute …

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