Compliance News &
Privacy process harmonized in BC, Alberta, Ottawa – a Western viewpoint
Answering to the Board of Directors – security policies and compliance
10 Points for Corporate Directors on Information Security
Online voting would be good for democracy, but is it possible right now? A recent editorial in the
Toronto Star says no.
What are your thoughts on online democracy? Will evoting take hold? How could the possible security and privacy implications be managed? Send your questions to
In this issue of Compass, we look at a question on information security and directors and officers liability, examine a funding allocation and privacy case study, and take a look at some political websites in Canada and the US and see how their privacy policies measure up – if they are there at all!
We encourage you to forward this newsletter to an industry colleague or associate who would be interested – and of course, I always welcome your input and feedback!
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It: Compliance case study - Fundraising
Each issue we’ll examine compliance related to a specific industry
or governance problem and walk through how a solution was, or could be,
February Spotlight: Fundraising - Donations Allocations and Privacy
Client: Alumni association at a Canadian university; one of the most
significant fundraisers in the country raising millions of dollars
The funding committee of this post secondary educational institution's alumni association wanted to ensure that its proceedings from fundraising were allocated without any bias. Funds could not bear the taint of any favouritism, so they needed to be allocated in a way that was equitable and private, to ensure that the school follows through on its commitment to donors that when money is solicited, it is distributed in an unbiased way.
Working with the Dean of Graduate Studies to manage this process, Integrity Incorporated analyzed the requirements for anonymous allocation of funds to recipients to ensure that the fundraising system retained its integrity.
We invite you to submit questions on security, privacy and governance compliance
Have there been any recent rulings on the liability of corporate directors for information security breaches, and how far their responsibilities extend for due diligence?
- LR, Kitchener
In Canada, very few, if any. However, there are some established best practices for corporate directors when it comes to managing information security, despite this being an area of responsibility that has very rapid changes.
A starting resource on this topic is out of Australia and can be found at http://doc.isheriff.com/governance/directors_officers.pdf. It gives a quick overview of some of the present challenges with managing information security, how directors can mitigate risks and the potential repercussions if they don't.
Another excellent resource, from PKI vendor Entrust, http://www.entrust.com/news/files/10_08_03.htm, summarizes some of the issues in the US specifically. Both of these resources can be used as a basic grounding for similar implications in Canada.
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John Kerry, presidential candidate as of this writing, has by far
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