Digital Governance Standards Institute to Develop Standard on Responsible Governance of Employee Data

OTTAWA – The Digital Governance Standards Institute (DGSI) will develop a new edition of CAN/DGSI 100-6 with an expanded scope focused on better addressing the evolving needs of responsible data collection in the workplace.

This new edition will supersede the previous version, CAN/DGSI 100-6: Responsible Collection and Use of Digital Contact Tracing and Monitoring Data in the Workplace.  

Numerous provincial and federal laws and regulations address aspects of employers’ privacy obligations, with certain industries and organizations subject to specific limits, requirements, or obligations, apart from privacy obligations. Furthermore, the surge in remote work and the widespread use of technological monitoring tools have heightened apprehensions regarding data security and exfiltration. This has prompted deliberations on the circumstances and limitations under which employers should be permitted to track, monitor, or obtain information (directly or indirectly) about their employees’ physical locations, digital communications, and online activities.

This new edition will include an expanded scope that will specify the minimum requirements for how employers collect, use, store, and dispose of employee-related data. It will address the concept and validity of employee consent and contain information about remuneration and benefits. Additionally, it covers data that is analyzed by humans and processed by digital machines.

CAN/DGSI 100-6 will continue to be a cornerstone for responsible data collection. Stakeholders, employers, employees, and data governance professionals are encouraged to get involved in the development of this new edition to stay informed about the latest practices. By adopting these requirements, organizations will be able to ensure they are handling employee data responsibly and transparently, fostering trust and compliance in their data governance efforts.

“Clearly articulated requirements and guidance are necessary to create a governance framework for employee data that is comprehensive, attainable, and relevant to all jurisdictions.”

Cherlene Tay, Manager, Standards, Digital Governance Standards Institute

To learn more about the new edition of CAN/DGSI 100-6 and to stay ahead in responsible data management, CLICK HERE

 

For media inquiries:
Darryl Kingston
Executive Director
Digital Governance Standards Institute
darryl.kingston@dgc-cgn.org

 

About the Digital Governance Standards Institute 

The Digital Governance Standards Institute develops digital technology governance standards fit for global use. The Institute works with experts, as well as national and global partners and the public to develop national standards that reduce risk to Canadians and Canadian organizations adopting and using innovative digital technologies in today’s digital economy. The Institute is an independent division of the Digital Governance Council. To learn more about the organization and its initiatives, visit www.dgc-cgn.org or contact info@dgc-cgn.org.

 

About the Digital Governance Standards Institute

The Digital Governance Standards Institute develops digital technology governance standards fit for global use. The Institute works with experts, as well as national and global partners and the public to develop national standards that reduce risk to Canadians and Canadian organizations adopting and using innovative digital technologies in today’s digital economy. The Institute is an independent division of the Digital Governance Council. To learn more about the organization and its initiatives, visit www.dgc-cgn.org or contact info@dgc-cgn.org

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