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The latest publications, reports and news about the Data Driven initiative:

Council Announces Advisory Panel for Data Study

The Business Council of Canada has established an advisory panel of top Canadian technology executives and regulatory leaders to help find policy solutions that can unlock the value of data for businesses and consumers, while protecting privacy and security. Data-Driven: Canada’s Economic Opportunity is an industry-led research initiative that ...

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Data Driven – Issues Paper

The issues paper (download here) scopes out the topics and questions that Canadian policymakers are considering. Data is transforming our economy and society. Advances in digital technology allow us to gather and store ever-more data, enabling smarter and faster decisions that grow the economy and improve our lives. But they ...

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James Moore sits down with the Toronto Star

Is it possible to strike a balance between the goals of business and the need to better protect consumers? James Moore, former industry minister and the head of the Business Council’s study on digital and data modernization, answers this question and more. Read the article.

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Former industry minister leading initiative on data privacy

James Moore, senior business advisor at Dentons and former industry minister under Stephen Harper, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the initiative he's leading along with the Business Council of Canada on data privacy. The initiative will gather perspective from Canadian business leaders on privacy protection measures. Watch the video.

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Business Council of Canada taps James Moore to lead policy initiative on data, privacy

Data can create enormous value for all Canadians, but only if we get the policies right. In this exclusive with The Globe and Mail, we announce the launch of our study on data and digital modernization led by former Industry minister James Moore. Read the article.

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The Honourable James Moore to lead study on digital and data policy modernization

Ottawa, ON – June 11, 2019 –The Business Council of Canada has engaged The Honourable James Moore, Canada’s former Minister of Industry, to develop recommendations for Canada’s data strategy that will promote innovation and ensure the security and privacy of Canadians. “Data is among the most valuable resources in today’s ...

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60 Seconds with Cam Vidler

In this latest edition of 60 Seconds, Cam Vidler, Vice President, Industry and Innovation, shares his view on why the recently announced Data Charter is so important for the future of Canadian competitiveness, and why businesses must play a key role in ensuring we take the right path that positions the ...

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National data and digital consultations roundtable report

Introduction Digital technologies are advancing at a rapid pace, with important implications for our economy and society. We are generating ever-larger amounts of data about ourselves and the world around us, and our ability to collect, store, and make sense of that data has grown immensely. But the digital revolution ...

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Principles for a responsible and innovative data economy

Data is changing our economy New technologies allow us to gather and make sense of ever-larger amounts of data, enabling smarter, faster decisions that can improve the lives of Canadians. The challenge is to get the right data to the right place at the right time. Data is costly to ...

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“Group representing Canada’s leading CEOs to call for strengthening individual privacy, more open data, ahead of national data strategy”

On September 24th, 2018, The Logic published an article by Sean Craig titled "Group representing Canada's leading CEOs to call for strengthening individual privacy, more open data, ahead of national data strategy". Read the article here.

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Canada needs the right data rules to have a healthy digital sector

By John Manley, as published in iPolitics   We need a model that protects the data of individuals and companies, but also allows them to exchange and share it freely in a transparent and competitive marketplace. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same approach we use ...

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Business Council welcomes national consultation on digital and data transformation

Statement by The Honourable John Manley on today’s launch of national consultations on digital and data transformation:   “Canada has long been a leader in privacy protection, and Canadian researchers are at the forefront of breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Today’s announcement creates an opportunity to build on these ...

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James Moore

The Business Council of Canada has engaged The Honourable James Moore, former Minister of Industry, to develop recommendations for a data strategy that will promote innovation and ensure the security and privacy of Canadians.

James is a respected leader who understands the policy development process and shares our belief in the need for a made-in-Canada solution to the challenges of today’s data-driven world.

James Moore

The Business Council of Canada has engaged The Honourable James Moore, former Minister of Industry, to develop recommendations for a data strategy that will promote innovation and ensure the security and privacy of Canadians.

James is a respected leader who understands the policy development process and shares our belief in the need for a made-in-Canada solution to the challenges of today’s data-driven world.

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