Privacy Protection Framework Standard Open for Public Review

OTTAWA, March 15, 2023 – The Digital Governance Standards Institute invites all stakeholders to share and provide their input on a draft national standard that aims to provide a baseline framework for organizations seeking to harmonize conformance to the various provincial/territorial, federal, and international legislation and treaties. The draft Framework does not intend to prescribe how an organization should implement controls.

The issue of data privacy and its management by various organizations has become a matter of heightened concern and significance. The implementation of standards geared towards enhancing the utilization of such data will undoubtedly foster greater levels of confidence among Canadians in the aforementioned entities.

The standard aims to guide organizations using jurisdictional and technological agnostic approaches due to differences across industries/sectors. The standard is not intended to replace existing standards, certifications, policies or processes which presently allow organizations to conduct business at the national and global level.

The DGSI’s Technical Committee on Privacy and Access Control has drafted this First Edition of CAN/DGSI 109-2:2023, Privacy – Part 2: Canadian Information Privacy Protection Framework which is now available until May 12th for public review and comment on the Digital Governance Standards Institute website.

This standard offers a framework for governments, industry and consumers to all benefit from a harmonized standard for information privacy in Canada. I encourage everyone to join the conversation and help shape the requirements for this proposed draft national standard.
Darryl Kingston, Executive Director of Digital Governance Standards Institute

Get Involved
Our standards development process is collaborative and open to all. If you are interested in contributing to the work of the technical committees on either of these statements, please get in touch through the join a committee page or contact Darryl Kingston.

For media inquiries:
Darryl Kingston
Executive Director
Digital Governance Standards Institute

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 or contact

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