Statistical Survey Operations Online Application

Privacy Impact Assessment Summary

Introduction

The Statistical Survey Operations Online Application will facilitate recruitment in Statistics Canada's regional offices by allowing potential candidates for interviewer jobs to complete and submit a secure online application that will ensure the protection of their personal information they are providing.

Objectives

A privacy impact assessment for the Statistical Survey Operations Online Application was conducted to determine if there were any privacy, confidentiality and security issues associated with the application, and if so, to make recommendations for their resolution or mitigation.

Description

Prior to the development of this online application, any persons seeking employment with Statistics Canada as an interviewer were required to complete a paper application form. In order to modernize the recruitment process, development of a project called Interviewer Management Information System (IMIS) was initiated in 2006 of which the Statistical Survey Operations Online Application is the first module. It is based on a similar online application system that was successfully used for recruitment for the 2006 Census of Population personnel.

The online application has lead to the need for less personal information to be collected from applicants. As well the technical safeguards that have been put in place meet all Government of Canada technology security standards for the protection of personal information.

Conclusion

This assessment of the Statistical Survey Operations Online Application did not identify any privacy risks that cannot be managed using existing safeguards.

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