Employment Application Submission Tool

Privacy Impact Assessment

Introduction

Because Statistics Canada's Human Resources Branch identified a requirement to modernize the process by which its employees submit applications to internal selection processes, the Employment Application Submission Tool (EAST) was developed as a secure on-line mechanism.

Objective

A privacy impact assessment of the Employment Application Submission Tool was conducted to determine if there were any privacy, confidentiality and security issues, and if so, to make recommendations for their resolution or mitigation.

Description

Prior to the development of EAST, employees were required to submit competition applications on paper. With the introduction of EAST employees will have the option of submitting applications for competitions electronically using a system that will offer the required level of protection for the personal information that employees must provide.

Conclusion

The privacy impact assessment did not identify any privacy risks that cannot be managed using either current safeguards or others that have been specifically developed for the implementation of the Employment Application Submission Tool.

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