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In Public Review

Public review is an essential part of the standards process. The following drafts of standards are in development and  are currently available for public review. Leave your comments in the online draft and they will be considered by technical committee responsible.

CAN/DGSI 111-1: Series of Standards Supporting the Implementation of Online Electoral Voting in Canada

This standard specifies technical design requirements for online voting services and best practices for election administrators who are implementing online voting in Canadian municipal elections

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Exploratory Work

Below are standards project proposals that are currently under consideration by our Standards Policy Committee. If the committee approves them, they will move into our development process.

National Standard of Canada Proposal for the Adoption of CEN/CENELEC Standards for Artificial Intelligence

Adoption, publication and periodic maintenance of a series CEN/CENELEC Standards for Artificial Intelligence (AI) as National Standards of Canada.

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Standards Proposal - HRSO

Consider the request of the Human Research Standards Organization (HRSO)to partner in the development of joint standards to be published by DGSI as National standards of Canada.

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Standards Proposal - Climate Resilient Equity

Development of a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) that outlines guidance and provides the necessary framework to apply an equity lens to disaster and climate resilient infrastructure project design and portfolio management.

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Standards Proposal - Machine Learning and AI Implementation in Research Institutions

This proposed standard aims to specify minimum requirements for the implementation of machine learning (ML) and generative artificial intelligence (GAI) systems within the internal systems of libraries, archives, and research institutions at Canadian universities.

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Data Governance – Responsible governance of employee data

The proposed National Standard aims to specify minimum requirements for how employers collect, use, store, disclose, and dispose of employee-related data.

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We welcome your opinions on these proposals. Please send your comments to: info@dgc-cgn.org

Periodic Maintenance

Every published standard undergoes periodic maintenance to ensure it stays aligned with the fast ever-growing digital needs. Below are the standards currently undergoing maintenance.

CAN/CIOSC 100-9: Data Governance – Part 9 – Zero Copy Integration

Implementation methods for zero copy integration, sharing, and exchange of data.

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