The Canadian Privacy and Data Security Toolkit, Second edition

Auteur : CPA Canada

The Canadian Privacy and Data Security Toolkit, Second Edition is intended to help busy professionals address the privacy and data security issues within their organizations. Providing practical information and good practices, the Toolkit will help you to better assess your organization's security risks, develop a security policy, educate employees about privacy and comply with Canadian privacy legislation.


The Canadian Privacy and Data Security Toolkit provides:

  • Self-assessments to help determine your organization's data security and privacy risks
  • Advice on privacy and security risks in areas such as accounts payable, sales and marketing
  • Additional links to available information and resources
  • Access to a webpage featuring checklists, informative articles, training templates and a customizable privacy policy
  • A foreword by Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and an introduction by Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Executive Director of Ryerson University’s Privacy & Big Data Institute

Chapters Include:

  • Part I — Information Security for Business
    • The Importance of Information
    • Information Security
    • Security Planning: Plan to Work Securely
    • Security Management: How to Stay Secure
    • Internet and Communications
    • Wireless Communications, Mobile Devices and
    • Remote-Access Security
    • Data Backup and Restoration
  • Part II — Information Privacy for Small and
    • Medium-Sized Enterprises
    • Privacy Fundamentals
    • Assessing Your Privacy Risk
    • Educating Employees About Privacy
    • Handling a Privacy Breach
  • Part III — Privacy and Security Risks 
    • Risks by Process Area
  • Part IV — Guidance and Accountability
    • Standards and Legislation
  • Appendices
    • Ten-Minute Security Self-Assessment
    • Privacy Self-Assessment
    • Social Media Policy Template

Target clientele

All CPAs.

Available in French

Guide sur la protection des renseignements personnels et la sécurité des données au Canada


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