APS Recognized for Privacy and Data Protection Program

Glenda Tower

October 19, 2012, Edmonton - Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS) was recognized for its privacy and data program by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) at the 10th annual Privacy Innovation Awards Dinner on October 11, 2012, in San Jose, CA.

The annual awards recognize unique privacy and data protection programs and services that build trust and add value to the private and public sectors. As winner of the Hewlett Packard-IAPP Privacy Innovation Award in the small organization category (fewer than 5,000 employees), APS was acknowledged for its commitment to adopting a robust privacy program and for becoming an industry leader in just a few short years.

Pamela Tom, APS Director, Risk Management and Compliance, and Glenda Tower, APS Privacy and Access Manager, were extremely proud to accept the award on behalf of APS.

"APS is constantly adapting the way it does business as we adjust to our changing client needs," stated Glenda Tower. "We have worked very hard and come a long way in such a short time."

Hewlett Packard-IAPP Privacy Innovation Award

"The key to our success comes from the commitment of our staff - from senior management to front-line workers - ensuring privacy is an essential part of everyone's job. We all realize the importance of protecting the privacy of our clients and the trust they have in us," said Karen Adams, APS President and CEO.

APS guides the pension experience on behalf of Alberta's public sector pension plans, handling the data of over 500 employers and more than 312,000 members and pensioners.

The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data.

Other honorees for the privacy award were Vodafone Group, Compliance Solutions and Oculis Labs Inc.

Watch the APS nomination video.

Read the IAPP news release.

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