OTTAWA, August 31, 2022 – The CIO Strategy Council invites all stakeholders to share and provide their input on a draft national standard. This standard aims to specify the minimum requirements for organizations to protect data assets that reside in foreign entities, while taking advantage of the global technology ecosystems, and guide organizations using jurisdictional and technological agnostic approaches.
The draft, CAN/CIOSC 100-8: 20XX Data Governance – Part 8: Framework for Geo-Residency and Sovereignty (D2), is available on the CIO Strategy Council website for public review. The deadline for comments is October 31st 2022. After the public review period closes, Technical Committee 1: Data Governance, will review and disposition all comments received.
It is in nearly every organization’s best interest to distribute and share data. It not only improves operational efficiency but also accelerates the generation of new insights and well-informed decisions. With such truth in mind, having responsible data protection and sharing practices is invaluable to organizations as it allows for the preservation of client trust while maintaining a positive reputation.
You are invited to comment on the draft national standard that will help support the future of data protection.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the amount of work needed on the digital trust and safety level. Having an accessible framework available for Geo-Residency and Sovereignty will be beneficial for all organizations when it comes to the protection and safe-sharing of data that resides in foreign entities. Cloud Perspectives is pleased to support the work of the CIO Strategy Council in creating CAN/CIOSC 100-8: 20XX Data Governance – Part 8: Framework for Geo-Residency and Sovereignty ”
– Steven Woodward, CEO of Cloud Perspectives
“Having responsible data protection and sharing practices is invaluable to organizations as it allows for the preservation of client trust while allowing organizations to maintain a positive reputation. It is especially beneficial for all organizations when it comes to the protection and safe sharing of data that resides cross jurisdictions. We are happy to share with the public for their review and comment the proposed draft national standard on data governance for geo-residency and sovereignty.”
-Darryl Kingston, Senior Director of Standards, CIO Strategy Council
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 Julia Hancock.
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About the CIO Strategy Council
The CIO Strategy Council is Canada’s national forum that brings together the country’s most forward-thinking chief information officers and executive technology leaders to collectively mobilize on common digital priorities. Cutting across major sectors of the Canadian economy – public, private and not for profit – the Council harnesses the collective expertise and action of Canada’s CIOs to propel Canada as a digital-first nation. The CIO Strategy Council is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada and develops standards that support the data-driven economy.
About Cloud Perspectives
Cloud Perspectives helps companies maximize Return on Investment (ROI) by saving money and reducing risks when planning and managing cloud computing opportunities. Cloud Perspectives are international leaders enabling cloud computing benefits to be realized, facilitating culture change, addressing transitions in technology, policy, and people, while applying international industry standards and structured approaches.