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But Canada’s {data} strategy has fallen well behind those of Europe and other parts of the world, leaving it to play catch up while technological innovations race ahead, said Dan Ciurak, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation who specializes in data economics.

“We don’t have a good idea of how this will play out and technology is hardly going to slow down,” he said. “We’re gambling somehow that our governance measures will somehow catch up with technological capabilities.”

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