The Department of Industry has implemented security measures for its Equipment Certification/Registration transactions, including end-to-end 128-bit encryption, firewalls and other technical measures to protect all data transmissions. However, once received, the data is not stored in an encrypted format on our database servers.
Furthermore, all information submitted over the internet, in support of an application, is subject to the provisions of the Access to Information Act. Details may be found at the following internet address:
Credit card information is not handled or stored by Industry Canada. The particulars of credit card transactions are handled by an outside banking system which returns a transaction number to Industry Canada.