Qualification and Proficiency of Access-to-Information, Privacy, and Data Protection Professionals

CAN/DGSI 109-1: Privacy – Part 1

What this Standard Covers

Data is a valuable commodity in the digital economy, so demand is growing for competent privacy professionals who can safeguard it. But it can be difficult for organizations to identify candidates who are properly qualified for these complex roles, which require a solid understanding of technology, best practices, and the law.

This standard indicates core competencies required for privacy professionals. These cover a range of key areas, including information privacy, access to information, and data protection. The standard applies across public, private, and nonprofit organizations and will be equally relevant to all sectors of the economy.

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Date posted: 2023-10-31
Comments due by: 2024-01-08

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