Data Ownership and Security

Data Ownership

Institutions using the Canada LOA to issue and verify Letters of Acceptance remain the sole owners of their data. The aggregate data is owned by Languages Canada, a national non-profit governed by elected leaders from the international education sector and accountable to its membership across the country. Aggregate data is used for the advancement of international education and shared as needed with system users, partners, and governments.

Data Privacy and Security

iCent Canadian cloud infrastructure is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 information security standards certified. The infrastructure is backed by best in class and secure AWS, governed by AWS privacy policies in compliance with Canadian privacy legislation such as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Data and servers are located in Canada; network and communication lines are protected using the strongest encryption products available. Privacy policies and infrastructure are reviewed and audited on a regular basis to ensure strict compliance with all Canadian privacy laws. For more information, click here.