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Data Governance and Standardization Series: Building Trust through Digital Enablement and Models for Sharing and Reusing Data


The shift towards a more digital society requires effective rules to ensure that data is shared and reused in all sectors of the economy. Effective rules will increase confidence among businesses, government and citizens to digitize and innovate in ways that make services and products more efficient and streamlined while ensuring that they are transparent and trusted by their users.

Data governance is critical to building trust in a digital and data-driven economy. In a digital world, Canadians must be able to trust that their privacy is protected, that their data will not be misused, and that companies operating in this space communicate in a simple and straightforward manner with their users.

This session will cover some of the key policy issues related to data access, sharing and retention examined by the Data Governance Standardization Collaborative including the management and use of digital identity credentials.

Learn more about the Data Governance and Standardization Series.


  • Joni Brennan, President, Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada
  • Keith Jansa, Executive Director, CIO Strategy Council
  • Peter Watkins, Program Executive, Pan-Canadian Digital ID, Institute for Citizen-Centred Service


Pirthipal Singh, A/Director General, Digital Design Branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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