This series of videos explores topics including the rationale for a data strategy, the role of a data strategy for Canadian industries, and policy considerations for domestic and international data governance.
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In the Series
VIDEO: On the Internet, Everybody Knows You Are a Dog
Rohinton P. Medhora explains that in order to mitigate the threats of the data-driven economy, nations must find the balance that allows for economies to flourish, while preserving the privacy of their citizens and the security of their democracies.
VIDEO: Treasure of the Commons: Global Leadership Through Health Data
Canada has a structural advantage in the data-driven economy, which would allow the country to leverage health data to become a global leader in the delivery of personalized medicine, the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and the acceleration of medical research.
VIDEO: How Surveillance Capitalism Undermines Democracy
There is growing concern about the effect and role social media platforms like Facebook are having on the integrity of democracy and on the character of society. In this video, Taylor Owen explains that governments need to act quickly to regulate these platforms.
VIDEO: Governance Vacuums and How Code Is Becoming Law
CIGI Senior Fellow Bianca Wylie says that Canada is currently entrenched in a governance vacuum and that Canadians need to take back some of the power from corporations whose code is becoming part of the de facto law.
VIDEO: Considerations for Canada's National Data Strategy
What should be included in a national data strategy for Canada? In this video, CIGI Senior Fellow Teresa Scassa outlines five key concerns that must be addressed to effectively govern data collection in Canada.