Magazine article Information Management

Archivists’ Rep Speaks at PIPEDA Hearing

Magazine article Information Management

Archivists’ Rep Speaks at PIPEDA Hearing

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently announced it had established the SIA Public Safety Working Group, to be chaired by Steve Surfaro of Axis Communications.

On behalf of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA), Greg Kozak, records manager and adjunct professor, recently addressed Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI) Committee on the ACA's views on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

In brief, Kozak focused on a few areas of interest in an effort to affect existing or proposed legislation concerning the life cycle of records:

1.Trustworthiness of records. Kozak cited factors that threaten privacy protections, including the use of visual analytics and algorithms to mine data, and the long-term management of such de-identifiers as tokenization.

2. Preservation of records. The ACA recommends preserving PIPEDA's mechanisms that permit private organizations to donate records containing personal information to archives for long-term preservation; allowing archival institutions falling under PIPEDA to acquire records containing personal information; and considering the implications of introducing a right to be forgotten or a right to erasure. …

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