Exploratory National Standard Proposed for Data Governance: Responsible Management of Employee Data

Ottawa – In response to the growing importance of data privacy and ethical considerations in the workplace, the Digital Governance Standard Institute is pleased to announce the proposal of an exploratory National Standard for Data Governance. This standard aims to establish minimum requirements for the collection, usage, storage, disclosure, and disposal of employee-related data by employers.

The collection and utilization of employee data have become integral components of organizational operations. However, concerns surrounding data privacy, security, and ethical usage have also heightened. As a result, there is a pressing need for clear guidelines and standards to ensure responsible management of such data.

“Cultivating a culture of trust and transparency around employee data is paramount in today’s digital landscape. The proposed National Standard on Data Governance represents a collaborative effort to uphold ethical principles and safeguard employee rights in the realm of data management.”

– Darryl Kingston, Executive Director, DGSI

The proposed National Standard on Data Governance seeks to address these concerns by outlining comprehensive guidelines for employers. It will provide a framework for the ethical and responsible handling of employee-related data throughout its lifecycle

 

You can learn more about this new exploratory work on our standards’ page.

 

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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