Government Consulting Services (GCS) has the mandate to provide consulting services that support the implementation and management of government priorities and programs.
Part of this responsibility includes advising federal government institutions on policy compliance and legal obligations with respect to privacy and the management of the personal information collected and used to fulfill program objectives.
On 1 April 2010, Treasury Board Secretariat announced the most recent directive on privacy impact assessment. The directive, as a policy instrument, is designed to assist federal institutions in meeting accountability measures in the effective management of personal information.
The responsibility for implementation of the policy belongs to Treasury Board; however the obligation to comply with the policy and the Privacy Act rests with individual federal institutions.
GCS has developed a consulting practice dedicated to assisting federal institutions in meeting their policy and legal obligations for privacy by conducting privacy impact assessments, developing privacy management tools, registering Personal Information Banks, and reviewing the quality of services linked the protection of personal information
Objectives & Scope
The objective of this assignment is to provide advice and guidance on issues related to privacy management and privacy protection.
This will allow GCS to work with clients to effectively integrate program activities consistent with the new Directive on Privacy Impact Assessment and the priorities of the Government of Canada.
This work will include conducting privacy impact assessments, the development of privacy management frameworks, and advising senior-level clients on policy matters covering the responsibilities and obligations under the Privacy Act and under the Directive on Privacy Impact Assessment issued by Treasury Board Secretariat.
In addition, the assignment includes providing quality assurance services : deliverables review and oversight.
Tasks / Duties
Meetings with representatives of GCS and client departments including program and functional authorities will be necessary to complete the work outlined above.
This includes interviews with various functional authorities, program managers and staff. GCS will identify the appropriate contacts within the client organizations and assist in the coordination of consultations.