The Plan Development Agreement commits that important provisions, such as jurisdictional localization and data protection, that are consistent with Canadian data protection laws, be incorporated into the MIDP.
Data sovereignty is an important issue. It is our position that data from the Quayside project will be stored in Canada as a first principle, unless there is a documented reason, beyond business case/finance, that precludes the data from remaining here.
Having said that, we want to be sure we fully understand the technical requirements and potential implications of data protection being a requirement. We intend to look at this issue from a very granular perspective, with sensitivity to the different types of data that may be involved in the project, ranging from environmental information to potentially personal information.
Distinct uses of data will also be explored to ensure that broader project objectives can be achieved, including academic research and potential collaboration with companies and researchers abroad.