Creation Date:  2024-01-25
Effective Date:  2024-01-25
Version:  1.0
Last Reviewed:  2024-01-25
Security Classification:  Public
Scheduled Review Date: 2026-01-25
Status:  Approved


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Government of Alberta (GoA) is accountable for, and committed to the ethical creation, collection, management (including access, disclosure, disposition) and use of data.

This framework provides high-level strategic direction to maintain consistent and effective data ethics across the GoA in the rapidly evolving digital world. The Data Ethics Framework (DEF) demonstrates the GoA's commitment to data ethics by:

  • specifying principles that will inform the development of new and/or revision of existing policy instruments; and
  • highlighting data ethics-related commitments the GoA ​will implement in support of the framework principles.​​

Keywords: data, ethics, framework, strategic, direction, principles, accountability, transparency, privacy, protection, equity