"How do we accelerate the delivery of new technologies while simultaneously improving Data Governance and Data Protection?"

- Virtually every technology leader working today

The Data Collaboration Alliance is a member of the Technical Committee for Zero-Copy Integration, a proposed Standard being developed by the CIO Strategy Council of Canada.


The goal of this bold initiative is to provide technology leaders and innovators with a data-centric framework for building new digital solutions without the delay and risk associated with traditional, copy-based integration.


Canada's Chief Information Officers and technology leaders are faced with a growing challenge when it comes to data governance.


On one hand, they are required to accelerate the launch of new digital services in order to take advantage of 5G, IoT, artificial intelligence, cloud-hosting, and other leading-edge technologies.


At the same time, regulators and advocacy groups are demanding that more control be given to the people and organizations who contribute 'digital raw materials' to these services in the form of their data, which can include their most sensitive information.

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The proposed standard for Zero-Copy Integration is intended to provide startups, nonprofits, enterprise companies, and public sector agencies with a framework  to  build  new digital services without replicating operational  data.


It proposed the leveraging  of modern 'network-based'  data management architectures to   create  collaborative environments for building new applications, systems, and automations and eliminates the need for solution-specific databases and app-specific access controls.


The proposed standard for Zero-Copy Integration  uses owner-defined access controls as the pre-condition for data sharing and collaboration.   The copy-less nature of modern data architectures makes such controls universal in nature,   providing an approach to data protection that is similar to protections on  intellectual property and currency.


The elimination of copies  also enables precision   data usage  reporting for simplified compliance, auditability, and transparency.


Contributing to this new standard is   an opportunity for   technology leaders in Canada  to accelerate   our nation's data-centric future and  support the global movement for meaningful data ownership.