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Michel Girard

Briefing paper

A two-track approach for trustworthy AI

This policy brief provides an update on key legislative and policy developments framing trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI). It sketches possible approaches for the certification, verification and validation of AI embedded in products and in services, and looks at recent proposals regarding the creation of a...
Report

A Canadian framework for data reuse

Data reuse is required to help solve public policy problems in sectors such as education and health care. This paper argues that the time has come for Canada to turn its attention to treating data as a strategic asset, and build a Canadian framework for...
Briefing paper

Helping organizations master data governance

There is currently no standard in place to provide guidance on the deployment of corporate data policies to manage ethics, transparency and trust in data value chains. This policy brief proposes issues that should be covered in the proposed standard.
Briefing paper

Data Standards Task Force for digital cooperation

This policy brief proposes an alternative to the status quo, the creation of a new institution named the Data Standards Task Force (DSTF). The ultimate objective of the DSTF would be to create the required architecture for a “single data zone,” where data can circulate...
Briefing paper

Standards for cybersecure IoT devices: a way forward

In the absence of broad-based regulations, setting the bar for minimum cybersecurity features for internet-of-things (IoT) devices, standards and certification represent the last line of defence to protect consumers, governments, industry and critical infrastructure from cybercriminals and state-sponsored cyberattacks. This paper calls for a new...