While a “Big Brother” dystopia might once have seemed reserved for authoritarian regimes, liberal democratic governments are deploying digital technologies — including contact-tracing apps — that are raising valid concerns about civil liberties.
Bianca Wylie is a CIGI senior fellow. Her main areas of interest are procurement and public sector technology. She focuses on examining Canadian data and technology policy decisions and their alignment with democratically informed policy and consumer protection.
Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a member of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation, an initiative co-chaired by Nobel economics laureates Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz.