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Work Begins on Standardizing Key Terms in Health Data and Digital Governance

Words matter, particularly in emerging digital fields where the meanings of terms have yet to be settled. Instead of collaboration, confusion can reign when stakeholders can interpret the same text differently. To mitigate this risk, the CIO Strategy Council’s Standards Policy Committee has given the green light to the creation of two new lexicons. These …

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Public review starts for draft standard on privacy professional qualifications

Data is a valuable commodity in the digital economy, so demand is growing for competent privacy professionals who can safeguard it. But it can be difficult for organizations to identify candidates who are properly qualified for these complex roles, which require a solid understanding of technology, best practices, and the law. The CIOSC’s Technical Committee …

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Cybersecurity for SMEs

New standard brings clarity on cybersecurity to SMEs

With 2021 expected to be the worst year on record for cyberattacks, the CIO Strategy Council has published a new standard that will help smaller businesses protect their systems from intruders. The new standard, supported by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), will form part of the requirements for CyberSecure Canada, a voluntary certification program …

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CIO Strategy Council is Recruiting an Administration and Project Coordinator

Role: Administration and Project Coordinator Location of work: Anywhere in Canada   About the Role The CIO Strategy Council is looking for a versatile and resourceful professional to join our team. You can expect to provide coordination, planning, and assistance to a broad range of projects to meet the Council’s priorities and objectives. You will …

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Data Trusts

How Should Data Trusts Protect and Share Information? Comment on a Draft Standard

The CIO Strategy Council is inviting comments from the public on a proposed new national standard governing how institutions managing data trusts should care for information that is used or share with others. What Is a Data Trust? Many emerging technologies will be useful only if they have access to large stores of information. In …

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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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Conversations with Tech Leaders webcast

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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