Saskatchewan and Ontario officials to speak at workshops designed to provide tools for creating data disposal policies.
The Canadian chapter of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID-Canada) will conduct half-day workshops Oct. 16 and 18, 2012, designed to provide organizations with tools for developing data disposal polices and training to aid in complying with current laws. According to NAID-Canada, the event has the full support of the Ontario and Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioners (IPCs). Ontario IPC Dr. Ann Cavoukian and Saskatchewan IPC Gary Dickson will discuss the importance of such policies and training during their opening comments at the workshops.
Cavoukian says, “Policy development and training are critical to stopping the improper disposal of sensitive information. Without proper policies and training in place, employees aren’t given the guidance required by law.”
According to NAID-Canada, the workshop registration fees have been kept low to encourage participation and include the “NAID Information Destruction Policy Development Workbook,” a CD of electronic templates and forms to assist in policy development and a turnkey information destruction training program and DVD.
NAID-Canada CEO Robert Johnson will familiarize attendees with the use of the programs tools during the workshops.
The first Data Destruction Policy Development Workshop will be at the Wingate by Wyndham Regina from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Regina, Saskatchewan. The second workshop will be Oct. 18 at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Toronto. Space is limited and NAID-Canada encourages early registration. More information is available at bit.ly/12NCWorkshops.