Read the latest and share feedback on the development of a national standard for data residency

OTTAWA, April 14, 2021 – In December of 2020 the Standards Policy Committee at the CIO Strategy Council tasked the Council’s technical committee on data governance to commence its work on the development of “CAN/CIOSC 100-8Data Governance – Part 8: Framework for Geo-Residency and Sovereignty”. The national standard aims to specify the minimum requirements for organizations to protect data and assets that reside in foreign jurisdictions, while taking advantage of global technology ecosystems.

Read and share your feedback on the latest from technical committee expert proponents, Cloud Perspectives Founder and CEO, Steven Woodward, and Culture Transformation Officer, Kristin Curran on a series of considerations for the development of the national standard. Feedback received from stakeholders and the public will help inform the considerations to guide the development of the national standard.

Interested parties are also welcome to join the Council’s Technical Committee on Data Governance, comprised of 200+ thought leaders, policy makers, regulators, industry leaders, academics, and civil society representatives from coast-to-coast-to-coast, to further contribute to the development of the national standard.

Background Information
CIO Strategy Council Advances National Standards For Responsible Data Sharing 

About 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 accelerate Canada’s digital transformation. In 2019, the Standards Council of Canada accredited the CIO Strategy Council to develop National Standards of Canada supporting the data-driven economy. Learn more at 

About CIO Strategy Council Standards Policy Committee 
The Standards Policy Committee governs the Council’s standardization policies, sets standardization priorities and is responsible for coordinating standards development activities by establishing, dissolving and assigning responsibility to technical committees; approving new technical work; determining priorities; and maintaining the Council’s standards policies, procedures and other rules for the technical work. 

About CIO Strategy Council Technical Committee on Data Governance 
The Technical Committee is responsible for the development of standards and specifications for the acceptable and ethical use of data within and exchanged between organizations, including its availability, collection, usability, consistency, integrity, and security. 

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Katie Gibson 
Vice President, Strategy and Partnerships 
CIO Strategy Council 

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