The projects and activities of the Privacy Sub-Committee are designed to maximize the collaborative relationship that exists within the sub-committee. In particular, the Privacy Sub-Committee structures its projects to ensure effective exchange of information, sharing of best practices and ideas to achieve best economies of scale in privacy assessment and management. Since the Privacy Subcommittee also plays an advisory and community of experts’ role, the sub-committee keeps abreast of any new legislation, polices, breaches and issues such as the emergence of Web 2.0 and its impact on government. It also shares best practices in the area of community renewal in addition to awareness, training and communications.
The Privacy Sub-Committee reports to the Joint Councils of the Public Sector Chief Information Officer Council (PSCIOC) and the Public Sector Service Delivery Council (PSSDC). Membership includes representation from the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments. Sub-committee members are from government bodies that provide central access and privacy services (advice, policy, legislative support) for government, along with several major federal government departments.
The mandate of the Privacy Sub-Committee is to:
The Privacy Sub-Committee is working on the following projects/activities: