With such a massive amount of personal information being exchanged and leveraged across the internet every day, and with such a huge volume of online interactions occurring, privacy management is fast becoming a core skill requirement for any leader. Digital privacy and security are crucial concepts that are continually overlooked by organizations, but ignoring these issues can have real consequences, including seriously affecting their bottom line.
This course is designed to provide participants with knowledge about the management of digital privacy in today’s society, from the dual perspectives of the suppliers and consumers of online personal information (PI). Individual users of internet-based systems and platforms are today’s suppliers of the basic raw material that the Internet supply chain delivers – their PI. The consumers of this PI are commercial organizations of all types as well as governmental and non-profit organizations, who collect, aggregate, analyze and leverage PI for the legitimate pursuit of their commercial, economic, social and other goals. This certification responds to the growing demand for privacy-aware professionals in many types of roles and organizations – public, private or governmental, large, medium or small.
Assess the principal protection measures for users’ own digital PI when using the internet
Identify the methods by which internet connected personal devices, systems, technologies and online platforms enable the overt and covert collection of personal information
Identify the principle applicable Canadian and international legislation for the protection of privacy that regulates the use of PI by the private and public sectors
Consider and describe the ethical implications of the use of PI by organizations engaged in online marketing, data analytics and AI
Who will benefit?
Managers, directors and executives
Individuals seeking careers as privacy and/or data protection officers
Length: 12 sessions (over the course of four months)
Structure: Online sessions (Virtual classroom - synchronous with Zoom)
Session 1: The Foundations of the Right to Privacy
Session 2: Our Digital Footprint – The Personal Information We Deposit Online
Session 3: The Keys to Your Personal Information: Your Offline & Online Identity
Session 4: Businesses Who Specialize in Collecting & Leveraging Personal Information
Session 5: Canadian Privacy Framework - A
Session 6: Canadian Privacy Framework - B
Session 7: Identity Theft: A Growing Phenomenon in the Online Value Chain
Session 8: Managing an Information Protection Program in an Organization
Session 9: Overview of Organizational Approaches for Protection of Personal Information
Session 10: How Information Systems Can Safeguard or Jeopardize Personal Information Stores
Session 11: Presentations of Term Projects
Session 12: Presentations of Term Projects + Exam
Dates and fee
September 10 to November 28, 2020
(No class - October 12, 2020)
Virtual classroom - synchronous with Zoom
Tuesdays — 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
$1,195 CAD + applicable taxes
*The program fees cover tuition, digital materials, access to the eLearning platform and a Smart Certificate.
This program qualifies for the tuition tax credit (Federal T2202 and Provincial Relevé 8).
Corrine Charette Senior Fellow, Concordia University
Corinne Charette is currently Senior Fellow at the John Molson School of Business. Before her retirement from the federal public service, Corinne was Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) leading the Spectrum and Information Technology & Telecommunications sector and was also ISED’s Chief Digital Officer. She has held many senior roles in both government and the private sector including as the Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, a position she held for six years. Corinne was also the CIO of FINTRAC, Canada’s financial intelligence unit. Corinne’s private sector experience included being the CIO for Transat A.T., a Partner in KPMG Consulting’s e-Business practice and a Senior Vice-President for Internet retail banking at CIBC. Corinne is an engineering graduate from Concordia and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Concordia in 2011. Corinne currently is a board member of the SAAQ (Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec) and of ENCQOR 5G.
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