Data Quality, Security and Privacy

This two-day course will provide attendees with a management orientation to critical issues in the area of data quality, security and privacy. The instructor will provide an overview of the rapidly expanding world of “Big Data” in which volume, variety, and velocity of data is increasing exponentially, and discuss newly developed analytical techniques that can assist with planning, management, measurement and learning. After reviewing the fundamental purposes for which data are collected and used, the workshop will review the data life cycle.

Organizations face growing threats to data security and privacy from both internal and external sources. Leaders must ensure their organizations guard against such threats on multiple platforms and devices, by measuring the risks and planning response and recovery. These topics will all be examined thoroughly.

Finally, appropriate structures for data governance and for responding to legislative obligations in the area of privacy and protection will be modelled and discussed.

The instructor will use a variety of teaching modes, including case studies, to introduce the management responsibilities and strategic impacts of data issues. In particular, lessons will be drawn from the eHealth environment, where privacy and security are particularly significant.

Topics Covered:

• Background: The growing role of Big Data
• Usability and the role of Data Quality
• System Interoperability and Data Modelling
• Data Security Case study
• Models and Approaches to Data Security
• Privacy Legislation and Relevance
• Managing the Data Life Cycle
• Responding to a Data Breach
• Structures for Data Governance

By completing this course, participants will be equipped to make better management decisions involving data quality and security in their organizations.

Dr. Norm Archer

Dr. Norm Archer is Professor Emeritus at the DeGroote School of Business, where he continues to teach as the Program Coordinator for the Masters of Science in eHealth Program. He has served as a consultant in a number of class action law suits involving identity theft and data breaches. He is lead author of the recent book, Identity Theft and Fraud:...
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  • Dates and Fees

    Day 1: Thursday, April 27, 2017.

    Day 2: Thursday, May 4, 2017. 

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    2-Day Program
    $1,695 + HST

    Price includes:

    • Parking
    • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages
    • All program materials


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  • Who Should Attend?

    These courses are designed for experienced managers and executives who want to understand and leverage digital innovation and data analytics in their areas of responsibility. There are no prerequisites to enroll in these courses.

  • The Setting

    Classes are held at the:

    DeGroote School of Business
    Ron Joyce Centre
    4350 South Service Road
    Burlington, ON
    L7L 5R8

    The Ron Joyce Centre is easily accessible from the QEW and Go train service.

  • Learn More

    For more information, please contact Lada Vedlin at or by telephone at 905-525-9140 Ext. 28195.

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