For the first 3 years of its existence, CANON will strive to achieve the following deliverables:

  • Create a consolidated resource of international legal/policy/technical standards for anonymization to serve as a go-to reference library for CANON members.
  • Develop a range of practical use cases as a means of developing more consistent use of terminology, demonstrating concrete successes and opportunities, and identifying major application challenges and definitional ambiguities under existing Canadian privacy laws.
  • Drawing from the work above, and building on existing international frameworks, develop an overarching framework of principles for demonstrating effective anonymization in Canada that is technologically and sectorally neutral, and is ultimately acceptable to Canadian privacy regulators.
  • Make group submissions and/or propose statutory amendments to be eventually considered as part of legislative reform initiatives, in due course and as needed.